Monday, October 25, 2010

An Update On The Street Where I Live

Gaillardia 'Grape Sensation'
The utility district crews did indeed return this morning to begin the laborious process of dismantling the street and locating the leak in the water main.  Happily, they did find the leak and were able to repair it fairly quickly.  Once that was done, they went about the equally laborious process of returning the street to its usual condition.  There was talk of them going ahead and digging out the sinkhole/pothole area to check the pipes underneath. Evidently powers that be disagreed because that remains undone, as does the reassembling of my rock wall into its previous condition.  With Otahal and his crew here again today to finish up planting, which required a great deal of input on my part, I had no time to spend with the utility crews.  IF tomorrow's weather is conducive to being outside, I'll call the water company and insist on their attention to the matter.  Part of me just wants to do it myself but, dang, those rocks are heavy!

5 comments:

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

I am so glad they found the leak, and have got that taken care of. The rock restacking is a frustration. I do understand that feeling of wanting to do it yourself--I believe the old adage, "if you want something done right, do it yourself". But also the desire to see them follow through on their promise. Good luck!

Commonweeder said...

It is good they found the leak without any more disruption, but they need to repair that disruption! I hope they come through while you have a nice glass of iced tea.

Gail said...

Cindy, They ought to repair the wall~Even though they won't do as good a job as you! gail

Cyndy said...

Cindy, I'm following this project with interest and admiration - it's clear you're not going to be discouraged by the water company, the rocks or anything else :)

Cindy, MCOK said...

Fellow gardeners/bloggers, your support is helping keep my spirits up! I'm going to call the utility district today about the rock wall repairs. I'm waiting till afternoon, tho. I want them to come tomorrow when it's forecast to be cooler and MUCH less humid!