R.J. Anderson (rj_anderson) wrote,
R.J. Anderson

Nary a drop to drink...

Thanks to those who expressed concern over on the LiveJournal feed about our water situation. As of right now none of us have become ill from using the water, not even my 80-year-old father who took a shower 15 minutes after the emergency situation was declared. A couple of stations have been set up around the city to dispense bottled water to those who bring their own containers -- we may take a trip over there later on if we get low, but right now we're just sitting tight and waiting for my husband to come back with whatever bottles or jugs he's managed to get on his travels.

A press conference this afternoon confirmed that it was a chemical spill, specifically detergents and waxes from a local car wash. So it sounds like it could be a corrosive/poisonous situation. They don't expect it to be cleared up until 10:00-10:30 tomorrow morning at the very earliest, and it might well take even longer than that. Drat, I knew I should have taken my shower this morning instead of telling myself I'd have one tonight...

Anyway, thanks again for your prayers, thoughts and concerns. I should mention, however, that the only time I get comments via the LJ feed is if I remember to look for them manually -- they don't come to my e-mail or my friendslist, because the syndicated account is not technically "mine", anyone could have set it up. Also, syndicated posts get deleted (along with any and all associated comments) after a week or so. So if you really want to make sure I see your comments, you'd be best to put them here on the source blog (which now accepts anonymous/non-Blogger commenting) or add them as comments to one of my regular LJ entries. I try to check the syndicated feed but I don't always get there in time...
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