Thank god we’re not on the boat anymore!
Not that this evening’s dilemma would have actually affected us if we had as we would have gone up with the water level.
We had a text from our neighbour to ask if we had any water on.
Hubby got up to check, and nothing came out of the taps.
Our doorbell went and it was our neighbour to say the end of the road was flooding.
Quickly putting on some outdoor clothes (we were in bed), a main has burst in the road adjacent to ours and water is gushing everywhere.
I got on the phone to the water board and they seemed unaware of the problem, then suddenly she said that the whole town was reportedly without water. I’ve got an incident number and they will be sending someone out ASAP.
Luckily our kettle was full, as was our water filter urn, plus we have several bottles of water in reserve.
We’ve had this scenario before where people are aware that something is wrong, but don’t actually do anything about it! We reported a severe drop in water pressure when we were in the cottage and took the dog out for a walk only to receive a call less than ten minutes later to say a waterboard official was outside our house and needed access to check we didn’t have a problem. We came straight back, and it was confirmed a mains pipe had burst two miles up the road, and we were actually the last but one property on the line feed.
Other residents had noticed a drop in pressure and complained to each other, but no-one had thought to call the water board to report it.
Hubby and our neighbour had gone up the road to see what was going on, and the leak appears to be outside the property on the corner of the next junction. The water level there is over the pavement, spreading out in all directions and gradually creeping up our road. Luckily, we are on a slight incline and our past experience with the water board here is that they react PDQ.