EAGLE RIVER - Most people expect some sun and warm weather in early April, but we don't always get that lucky in the Northwoods.
And that doesn't help workers dealing with frozen pipes.
Some utility companies are still asking customers to run water to prevent frozen pipes.
Customers in Eagle River have been running water since the first week of February.
Meaning the city has gone through a lot of water.
"In February and March we're pumping about what we do in July and August. Somewhere between 250-300 thousand gallons a day. Normally this time of the year is our slower time. Sometimes we don't go through much over 100 thousand in a day," says Patrick Weber, Eagle River Light and Water Manager.
Customers aren't being charged for running the extra water, they're being charged the same amount they paid in January.
Customers could be running water until the end of April.
Utility workers say customers have been cooperative.
"They've been very understanding. Some of them are starting to get a little antsy. Especially when it gets warm out. They think that it's safe, can we turn it off yet?" says Weber.
The city will let people know when they can stop running water.
RHINELANDER - Wild Instincts celebrated the release of BBC's "Supercharged Otters," which filmed at Wild Instincts in Rhinelander.
Saturday's viewing at Rouman Cinema in Rhinelander had a complementary showing of the episode.
The episode features otters that spent seven months with Rehabilitation Director Mark Naniot and his team.
The episode gives people a look into the life of an otter.
"Like everything else it's the web of life. Everything's all interconnected and even if it's just the pure enjoyment of watching an otter swim or catch a fish and seeing how playful they are sliding down a mudslide or sliding through the snow that alone is immeasurable really," said Naniot.
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