Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Without Water

Water fountain, via dei Bottini dell'Olio, Livorno
Livorno, a city of 160,000, is without running water since yesterday. A control unit at the local utility was allegedly struck by a lightning during a storm last night. They probably have never heard of the interesting contraption invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1749. Schools will be closed today and we will be on the dry side at least until the late afternoon.

See also: Dried Up - Third Day without Water - Habemus aquam!

16 comments:

Revrunner said...

Wow! I don't think I've every heard of a city's water works being knocked out by lightning. I'd be interested in knowing more as information becomes available.

Gunn said...

I hope it will be back soon!

Robert Geiss said...

Shrinks life to its real, its important size.

Jack said...

It is a very nice photo.

Your comment today was interesting. I am not the person to defend much contemporary art, but, as you know, I do like Lewitt.

Michelle said...

I hope these issues are resolved for you soon.

cieldequimper said...

I enjoyed your comment on Jack's blog very much! :-)
Struck by lightning? That sounds like a bad joke.

Dina said...

Oi no!
It's shocking to realize how fragile our essential services are.
Maybe they can move the nice old fountain to the roof of the utility place as a lightning rod? ;)

May the good citizens of Livorno not suffer for too long.

Cezar and Léia said...

Non avere acqua è un grosso problema per tutti! :(
Léia

Halcyon said...

Wow! That's terrible. Hope the water is back soon. :(

Lois Evensen said...

Oh, my, no fun at all to be without water. :(

VP said...

Revrunner - You are right, the story of the lightning covered only a major break-up in one of the main supplying water to Livorno.

VP said...

Jack - You asked, I answered sincerely. By the way, I have my sins: I really like Jackson Pollock!

Stefan Jansson said...

That is a bit unreal these days.

Traveling Hawk said...

I know the situation is awful, and I hope to be solved soon. Nevertheless, I like this kind of old fountains.

JM said...

Awful situation but the photo is really great!

Hilda said...

Oh wow, that must have been an awful experience. Glad to hear that your water's finally back.

Love this composition, btw.