It’s more than a bit disconcerting when you turn the faucet to the right for your morning ritual, and all that comes out is the merest of a trickle.
That was my situation after my iPhone 6 alarm sounded at 6:20 a.m. Tuesday in the Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood. And it wasn’t only in the bathroom. None of the spigots here would produce the normal flow.
My cussing alerted my dear wife Karen to the problem. I wondered if it were just us. She figured it was a bigger problem than that. And when she saw Good Neighbor Tim outside with his camera, she had a good inkling she was right.
He explained to me that a main had popped up the hill from our homes around 5 a.m., and the resulting cascade downward made a mad mess, besides causing us to lose pressure.
He emailed me his pictures of the problem and cleanup, and told me I could share them here.
With some creative tub collecting and washcloth work, I made it to the library without setting off any nose-crinkling.
No harm, no foul.
The street was still dusty upon my return sometime after 4 p.m., but nothing like in Tim’s photos here.
If you’ve been without proper water pressure in the morning, how’d you handle it? What’s caused the biggest mess on your street? What’s the biggest cleanup you’ve faced?>/em>