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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Dry Water Towers, Oh My

Sunday night our water pressure went way down so the thing we check was the meter.  Everything is fine so its not us.  My husband said probably just high usage.  Very hot outside.  By the next morning barely a trickle.  So I call the water dept. and they are surprised I even have water even if its just a trickle.  There is a leak on the line and two water towers in my area are dry.  Two water towers dry?Over 400 customers without water.
This may sound crazy but I was just relieved it wasn't us.  Man, is it a hassle to fix a water leak.  We are already hillbillies so its no big deal to go without water, A/C or electricity.  At least for a little while.  Oh, the National Guard set up water stations at three locations for drinking water.  In the photo is what they call a water buffalo.  It holds 400 gallons of water and you just take your bottles and fill up. 
So anyway since I still had a trickle of water I started filling up the bathtub, outside water bowls and everything I could find in the house to fill with water. 
I called the water dept this morning and the leak had been fixed but it will take a few days to fill the towers back up.  By 11:00 am. the water pressure had increased so we are now living like high class hillbillies.  We may even build a cement pond.
Have a great day.
Territory Mom

1 comment:

Oklahoma Granny said...

Oh, my goodness! So glad the leak has been fixed now. It's so hot and dry here in our area. I've kind of started worrying about grass fires. It's that time of year.