MONTAGUE, Mich. (WZZM) - The City of Montague is encouraging its residents to let their faucet run in an effort to avoid frozen water lines.

Residents are advised to let a "pencil-sized" stream of water run continuously, but even that is not a guarantee the line won't freeze.

The city's water department will monitor usage to ensure water bills don't go unreasonably high during this "run water" period.