One of life’s occasionally uncomfortable experiences involves the unexpected disruptions in the flow of a most valuable — the most valuable — commodity of all.
Water. You turn on the spigot, flush the toilet and you expect the water to flow. It didn’t this morning in our residence in Fairview, Texas.
Our first thought was: Oh, crap! The pipes froze! It was nominally below freezing when we rolled out this morning. The water was trickling out of the sink faucets. Then it stopped altogether.
This is just great! Ah, but then came news that a water main had broken. Virtually the entire town of Fairview was high and dry.
The city got to work. Quickly, indeed. Less than an hour after we awoke, we got word that the water had been restored.
Great day in the morning!
So, what’s the lesson here? It is that the people who fixed our city’s water main — not to mention the city manager, the mayor and the town council — have skin in the game, meaning that their water flow was disrupted, too!
Therefore, they got right on it!
Many thanks from one household. Well done.