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No running Water, Day 5

by on Jul.27, 2007, under General

Well here we are, Day 5, of no running fresh water, and no form date for normal service….
Water Storage in attic is now empty so the bathroom toilet no longer flushes normally, so we are using a jug to move water from the bath to the cistern
Also have various containers in the garden collecting rain water from the conservatory and garage for future flushing etc, however it has stopped raining!!!!!!!
Been to B&Q no water butts left, funny that!
May go out of town and get some 5 gallon drums and an electric pump and start pulling water out of a local stream for toilet flushing!

We have a BOWSER right outsight the house, and watching the queues and discussions is more entertaining than big brother!!! ??It is easy to spot one or two families who seem to be sending their kids to the bowser every 20 mins,
However like many of the bowsers in Gloucester, it is empty with hours of the refill, when the tanker arrives, it is like the Branston Relish advert with the ice cream van, everyone comes running!!!!!

In the mean time I got invited to a meeting as a Watford office, an office with SHOWER facilities, so I packed a towel,

The wife has been to hers brothers and mothers for washing and showers

My son is in Austria with scouts so gets to miss all this fun, while my daughter does not seem to be bothered at all, in fact caught her going to the toilet at 0400 the other morning, muttering to herself ???I must not flush the toilet, I must not flush the toilet???

I have to say though, while people are complaining about empty bowesrs etc, i have to hold my hat up to severn trent water, in some areas bowsers were on the street BEFORE the water actually ran out, and filling and deploying 600 bowsers and sourcing another?? 1000 more from neighbouring water authorities is no easy task, as ANYONE who has ever been involved an project management will fully understand

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