Higher and higher

We almost had a disaster here this afternoon.
I went into the bathroom to get the bleach for the kitchen sink and noticed that the water level in the loo was rather high………… like half way up the bowl.
A couple of whumps with the loo brush and the level went down, but when I flushed it, it rose pretty high pretty fast!
Hubby had a go, and it was no different, so got the big plunger out.
This didn’t work either, and although the water remained lovely and clear, the level was still much higher than normal.

Our access point is in the drive alongside next door’s fence. However, it’s a shared point and Hubby knocked on our neighbour’s door to ask if they had a problem too. They did.
Ah.

We had a similar problem in the cottage and had a cess pit rather than main line sewage as we have here. We were given a lesson in how cess pits worked and were thereafter extremely careful as to what we put down our drains or flushed down the loo, which we still are. We couldn’t use bleach or loo cleaners there because that would actually stop the bacteria from working in the pit. We discovered that cheap loo rolls were a bad idea too and had to pay extra for a well known brand, though the puppies on a roll were a definite no-no.

It was 5.20 so I called the water board and they are sending a maintenance team out tonight. Hubby managed to get the manhole cover off and the pipes are clogged solid. E-ew.
At 8.40 we were concerned that no-one had arrived yet and it’s pitch black outside.
We rang to check that we had understood correctly, and apparently our job is logged in for 9.30. By all accounts the van comes fully equipped for night working.
Good job I’ve got plenty of tea bags.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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13 Responses to Higher and higher

  1. Your words ‘Good job I’ve got plenty of tea bags’ reminds me of that song ‘Right Said Fred’

    Good luck with the drains and hope they are sorted by morning 🙂

  2. fransiweinstein says:

    Funny, I had the opposite problem last Friday. Mine took forever to fill with water.

  3. blindzanygirl says:

    Oooheeee Di. Best of luck to you for the night. X

  4. Pingback: Tinkle tinkle…………… | pensitivity101

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