The guys have been working all night to fix the burst main in the road adjacent to ours.
We reported it at 10.20pm, and they arrived before 11. Drills, cutters, pumps have been going since then, and although our road is no longer flooded, Torville and Dean could practice quite safely on the ice there as we had a heavy frost last night.
The water was still off at 8am, so after letting Maggie out, I went back to bed.
It’s 9.30 now and having contacted the water board, our supply should be connected within the hour.
One thing about living on the boat was that we never took water for granted. Our tank held around 100 gallons. We topped it up every week on the marina, and at every opportunity when out on the river. We never used the shower, and the cassette loo had its own reservoir, but we learned to wash in an inch of cold water possibly topped up with what was left in the kettle after a cup of tea, so this morning wasn’t too much of a hardship as our kettle and water filter urn were full. Having no water storage tank with our combi boiler, hot water means running the tap so that’s a no-no until we’re reconnected.
We’re off shopping this morning for a water butt. It’s been on the agenda for the garden anyway and will actually save us a bit of money on our water bill as we’re growing our veg in pots rather than plots this year. Worse case scenario should this happen again is that we’ll use that water to flush the loo.