A first for me…and I thought I've done it all!



  • It’s really impossible to describe the situation, but there’s no water….so I’m pulling water out of the office Kuerig so I can brush my teeth tonight…I’m even thinking about finding empty bottles to hoard some.  300 people and NO WATER!  Failure on multiple levels.  Anybody else been through a similar situation?

    Like I said, I’d love to talk details on how it got to this point, but I can’t.


  • Moderator

    I’ve had multiple times where, in Texas, we’ve had brown outs, and no water with 100+ degree weather (Fahrenheit). They try to get it back up and running ASAP, since they risk multiple deaths due to strokes or dehydration.

    Day-to-day, it is irritating, especially if you’ve been working outside all day, and all you want is a luke-warm shower to wash away the grime.

    GG



  • The best was the total Black out of the entire East Coast of North America many years ago.

    2 days of no power anywhere…. what a fantastic holiday.  Barbequed and ate every scrap of food we had.  Being Canada, the beer and liquor stores opened anyway to keep everyone calm.  LOL

    Never in my life have we been without water.


  • '12

    Water purification system run on Windows?  Why does this message remind me of the battle of Midway?  Desalinization plant on the fritz?


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    Start drinking the internet!

    No water is bad… don’t know the details… but I’d leave a bucket out on deck overnight… just in case.  Or hell, make a water collector with syran-wrap a rock, a cup/can and said bucket…  Enough to have SOMETHING to drink…


  • 2017 '16 '15

    well  being thirsty is no fun

    I just fill it out of the spring      but if it ever went dry  I’d turn the faucet on:)  just kidding 🙂  all castles had wells, well(ha ha) maybe not all,but the successful ones did


  • Official Q&A 2007 AAR League

    Water is the third most important substance for human survival.



  • Thankfully, we have “some” water back now….but showers are still secured…but I have plenty of baby wipes!


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    @Mallery29:

    It’s really impossible to describe the situation, but there’s no water….so I’m pulling water out of the office Kuerig so I can brush my teeth tonight…I’m even thinking about finding empty bottles to hoard some.  300 people and NO WATER!  Failure on multiple levels.  Anybody else been through a similar situation?

    Cornelius Ryan’s book The Last Battle includes a paragraph in which a Berlin woman who is hiding in a basement during the Russian attack on the city has to brush her teeth with champagne because the basement has no water supply.  She notes with some enjoyment that it makes the toothpaste nice and foamy.


  • Liaison TripleA '11 '10

    Play axis and allies for the LAST bottle of water! LOL! or peoples water rations! LOL!

    In all seriousness though, as I recall you may be “under” water right now… which means your problem could be alot worse than we’re thinking…

    Here’s to hoping things continue to improve quickly!


  • 2017 '16 '15 '14 '12

    I saw a guy called Survivorman on TV cut open a dead camel and he squeezed liquid out of the stomach contents of the animal and drank it.  I don’t watch TV anymore.

    Drink diet coke.


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 '13 Moderator

    I would rather die than drink diet coke!

    Hope things get back to normal soon Mallery.


  • 2017 '16 '15 Organizer '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    Diet Coke will destroy your kidneys!

    It is worse than regular coke. Drinking more than one can is too taxing on your body’s ability to filter out the Phosphorus and chemicals.

    Drink only clear and decaffeinated drinks if you must drink a soda. At least the clear ones do not have Phosphorus.


  • 2020 2019 2018 2017 '16 '15 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    And flight attendants hate serving the stuff, as mentioned in a recent article called “10 shocking secrets of flight attendants” :

    5. Diet Coke is our nemesis!
                Of all the drinks we serve, Diet Coke takes the most time to pour — the fizz takes forever to settle at 35,000 feet. In the time it takes me to pour a single cup of Diet Coke, I can serve three passengers a different beverage. So even though giving cans to first-class passengers is a big no-no, you’ll occasionally spy 12 ounces of silver trimmed in red sitting up there.



  • @frimmel:

    Water is the third most important substance for human survival.

    After internet porn and beer?

    Wait…you need water for beer.

    @CWO:

    @Mallery29:

    It’s really impossible to describe the situation, but there’s no water….so I’m pulling water out of the office Kuerig so I can brush my teeth tonight…I’m even thinking about finding empty bottles to hoard some.  300 people and NO WATER!  Failure on multiple levels.  Anybody else been through a similar situation?

    Cornelius Ryan’s book The Last Battle includes a paragraph in which a Berlin woman who is hiding in a basement during the Russian attack on the city has to brush her teeth with champagne because the basement has no water supply.  She notes with some enjoyment that it makes the toothpaste nice and foamy.

    That book is fantastic.  I liked it better than The Longest Day or A Bridge Too Far (both of which were great reads as well).


  • Official Q&A 2007 AAR League

    @Jermofoot:

    @frimmel:

    Water is the third most important substance for human survival.

    After internet porn and beer?

    Wait…you need water for beer.

    Beer is mostly water.  🙂

    But based on the survival tips Rule of 3. You get thirty seconds if you’re bleeding, making blood number one. 3 minutes without air making it number two. 3 hours without shelter in a harsh environment no one thing counts as shelter and this is highly dependent on the environment. 3 days without water and depending on the environment that could shorten considerably making water the third most important substance.

    I thought that “Quantum of Solace” was remarkably prescient in having the villains trying to control the water supply.


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