Monday, November 02, 2009
The water that has been bubbling up from the driveway since Friday has many more outlets as authorities try to solve the problem. As of today, three water company crews have been unable to find out how to shut off the water, let alone fix the leak.
A very official-looking truck arrived Friday afternoon, but after poking and probing, the crew left without finding the shut-off valve.
Residents of our six-family building are therefore spared a day without water, but when the experts finally find the shut-off valve, we will have neither water nor heat.
Some of us have buckets of water at the ready to flush toilets and cases of water bottles to drink and use for cooking, etc. We are just waiting for some results.
It seems the water company has no information on where the water main might be. Could this be a result of the old E-Town water company being acquired by first a British, then a German firm?
New Jersey American Water is none of the first three appellations and good luck with the last.