Sunday, October 11, 2015

Broken water line at the Ken Carr World Headquarters

I'm still recovering from a sinus infection but I couldn't stall any longer on doing some yard work. The weeds in the backyard of this house were about eight inches tall and some other weeds in the yard needed to get a nice bath of weed killer. I'm not a violent man, I just think weeds should die.

After firing up the weed eater and knocking the backyard growth down, I got the weed sprayer out and when I got to the front yard I noticed a problem with the little cement vault that the water meter lives in out by the street.

The water meter was replaced with a smart meter a few months ago. Now, an issue with the water line that leads to the meter has occurred. The water line has sprung a leak.

I took a chance and called Tucson Water. Someone was working the emergency line (even on a Sunday afternoon, how amazing!) and said they'd send someone over this evening to see why the little cement vault was now drowning in it's own juices.

A really nice guy showed up about an hour later and determined that the water line that leads to the meter has been compromised somehow. He also said that it's on "the city's side". That translates to good news for Anthony's mom (who owns the house we rent) since it means the city gets to bear the cost of repair. He told me that he'd do up a work order and it's likely they'll have to cut into the pavement in the street to get to the part of the line that is leaking so it can be repaired.

In the meantime, he did turn the water back on so Anthony could still take his hundred showers a day (that may be a slight exaggeration, but only slight) and I can flush my poop.

It turned out that it was a good thing I did the yard work today or I wouldn't have noticed the leak for a period of time. I don't go to that part of the yard very often. There isn't much to do out by the curb except the occasional spraying of weeds.

The little cement vault that holds
the water meter had sprung a leak

Close up view to show the water
leaking from underneath it

It's a little wet

I stuck my finger in to show how
deep it is.
Sounds like a date I've had.