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Surprise Loss Of Water
#1
Two water mains broke Sunday, causing restrictions on the use of water in suburbs north of Washington, DC. Current estimates are that 3 to 6 days will be required to make the necessary fixes.



So, no washing your hands, no showers, hold off on flushing the toilet, and boil your water before using it. Supermarkets have sold out of water and antiseptic hand wipes. More bottled water is being trucked in.



I felt smug since I have supplies of water set aside in large green plastic soda bottles. Fortunately, the thunderstorms that came through tonight didn't knock out the power again.



Lesson Learned: Be prepared. I picked up another five pound bag of flour to stash away.



Mariner
#2
What part of MD are you from? Our residence in in Germantown, and our neighbors emailed us saying the water has been out and theres a boil water alert.





Joe
It's not dying that a mans truely fears. It's the realization that he has never lived at all when faced with death.
#3
Great reminder.....I will change my supply out today.I try to change the water every 3 months or so....
#4
It goes to show that even the smallest of incidents can kink up the normalities. Sometimes we prepare for the big one, but see far many of the small ones along the way. Good job in prepping!



Jerry
A witty saying proves nothing.

Voltaire
#5
[quote name='Deer Runner' post='252246' date='Jun 17 2008, 04:01 AM']What part of MD are you from? Our residence in in Germantown, and our neighbors emailed us saying the water has been out and theres a boil water alert.



Joe[/quote]



Joe, I'm in Silver Spring, not too far from the intersection of Georgia and Connecticut.



Mariner
#6
Yeah every 5-6 months I come home to no water cause the pipes or mains have broken. The problem here is the city cheaps out didnt have it donr right the first time then they never have it fixed properly and are constantly haveing to re-repair it. I got two aquatainers filled up along with two liter bottles nothing like coming home hot and sweaty and not being able to take a shower for 8 hours or more.
#7
nothing like a tornado for a neighbor to get you downstairs in a quick hurry.

so glad we have prepared. radio, water, food you dont have to cook, spair clothes and bedding.



when i was a kid mom would have tornado parties, where all our next door neighbors would come on over.

when the sound go off, i been trained to be ready.



now a days at this last tornado get together i see times like this to help teach others to

prepare correctly, not in fear. it all part of surviving correctly.
Dare to prepare from your friendly windycity nurse.

for we prepare not just for ourselves.

start small but at least start.
#8
Mariner, small world..



Before my Mom moved, I'd come down to visit her once(if not twice ) a month, she lived on hewitt avenue.. Shame I didn't know this before.. Would've made an attempt to say howdy to ya !!



She(my mom) kept water, beans, and can goods on hand religiously(just in case)...
"That was the greatest shot I HAVE EVER SEEN !! "

"I was aiming for his horse !!"

- quote from "The Magnificent Seven"






"Sit tall in the saddle, Hold your head up high

Keep your eyes fixed where the trail meets the sky

And live like you ain't afraid to die

And don't be scared, just enjoy your ride"

- Chris Ledoux





"You have a choice in this country.. You can be an "ameriCAN'T", or you can be an "ameriCAN".. Until my dying days and beyond I will always be, and be known as an AMERICAN !!"



The lead lemming is nothing more than the first dumb SOB to die ... Find a better critter to emulate, before you to reach the cliff !!





"Only the good die young, so I didn't go."  Zach Dunlap(pronounced braindead 4 months ago, and alive and kicking !!)



You've either gotta "nut up", or shut up !! "Zombieland"- Woody Harrelson
#9
One of those solar shower bags isn't a bad idea to have in storage.

You can fill it with nonpotable water and at least shower.



Personally, I can get a heck of a good bath in a dishtub ::laughing::: but I grew up doing it.



You mentioned thundershowers. Perhaps we hoodlums might want to start a discussion on water catching spouts with barrels to catch rainwater from the roof?
#10
[quote name='Annie' post='253184' date='Jun 21 2008, 12:42 PM']One of those solar shower bags isn't a bad idea to have in storage.

You can fill it with nonpotable water and at least shower.



Personally, I can get a heck of a good bath in a dishtub ::laughing::: but I grew up doing it.



You mentioned thundershowers. Perhaps we hoodlums might want to start a discussion on water catching spouts with barrels to catch rainwater from the roof?[/quote]





Wow !! You brought back some memoies for me Annie <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' /> !! I remember doing that very thing in my grandmother's kitchen(She had an outhouse as well) on many occasions when I was a young pup..



We have a cistern(not sure on the spelling), under our back porch.. Noth sure of the exact size but it's about half the width of the house), and about 8' deep or so...



My grandmother's house had all the rain gutters routed to the back of the house and into homemade family dug and concreted cistern that was directed to her well after it reached a certain height.. Even during a drought she had water for cooking and such...
"That was the greatest shot I HAVE EVER SEEN !! "

"I was aiming for his horse !!"

- quote from "The Magnificent Seven"






"Sit tall in the saddle, Hold your head up high

Keep your eyes fixed where the trail meets the sky

And live like you ain't afraid to die

And don't be scared, just enjoy your ride"

- Chris Ledoux





"You have a choice in this country.. You can be an "ameriCAN'T", or you can be an "ameriCAN".. Until my dying days and beyond I will always be, and be known as an AMERICAN !!"



The lead lemming is nothing more than the first dumb SOB to die ... Find a better critter to emulate, before you to reach the cliff !!





"Only the good die young, so I didn't go."  Zach Dunlap(pronounced braindead 4 months ago, and alive and kicking !!)



You've either gotta "nut up", or shut up !! "Zombieland"- Woody Harrelson
#11
One of the areas I am lucky in is in having lots of water sources. A few years back due to a drought I had to drill a new well (420 feet deep) but kept the old shallow well ( about 25 ft) that I still use for my barn and can use hand pumps and/or buckets to get at. I also live about 6/10 of a mile from a lake.. waters good enough to bath in but boil b4 drinking.,..



I'd hate to be on town water these days!!



edz
#12
Tuxdad, another time then.



Mariner
#13
[quote name='Mariner' post='252464' date='Jun 18 2008, 12:14 AM'][quote name='Deer Runner' post='252246' date='Jun 17 2008, 04:01 AM']What part of MD are you from? Our residence in in Germantown, and our neighbors emailed us saying the water has been out and theres a boil water alert.



Joe[/quote]



Joe, I'm in Silver Spring, not too far from the intersection of Georgia and Connecticut.



Mariner

[/quote]



Really? Used to live in Olney, and sandy spring. Thinking about moving to the eastern shore.





Jope
It's not dying that a mans truely fears. It's the realization that he has never lived at all when faced with death.
#14
[quote name='Deer Runner' post='253711' date='Jun 23 2008, 01:10 PM']... Thinking about moving to the eastern shore.



Jope[/quote]



Sounds like a fine plan to me.



Mariner


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