Monday, February 28, 2011


Water, water, everywhere,
Nor any drop to drink.
--Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
We've been under a Boil Water Order since last Monday. The water still runs in our house, we're just not supposed to drink it, cook with it, or wash dishes with it. They've told us it's still safe to shower/bathe in as long as it doesn't get in your mouth, and hand washing is fine, so as long as no tap water is consumed, we should be fine. Apparently, some sort of bacteria was found in the water, and they've been working to eradicate it for a week now.

Until today, we've been using our PUR water filter for drinking. This afternoon, the base set up a water hand-out for housing residents, and we picked up our 24 1-liter bottle allotment. With the order 'until further notice', and having already been extended twice past an anticipated end-date, we're battening down the hatches and waiting to see just how long this takes. Further update will come through the 81st TRW Facebook page, for anyone who wants to keep tabs on our situation.

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