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manton
manton

We now have running water again. After this week, I don’t think I’ll ever look at water and electricity the same way again. We take so much for granted until it’s gone for even just a few days.

pratik
pratik

@manton Glad it’s back for you too. Back in Southwest Austin too now.

manton
manton

@pratik Good to hear! We got so little information out of Austin Water, I was starting to doubt. We’re in their Northwest B zone which technically still shows as an outage on the map.

Miraz
Miraz

@manton We collect rainwater for household use and aren't connected to any other supply. We can buy a tanker of water if we need to. It really sharpens the awareness of what we’re using in a way city-dwellers just don’t have. It'd be good for our planet for everyone to appreciate resources more. Glad to hear your water is back on.

manton
manton

@Miraz Thanks. We’ve been meaning to get a rain barrel for years at least for watering plants, etc. and it’s now bumped back up in the priority list.

pratik
pratik

@manton Austin Water did a bad job in conveying information. If we had an inkling of how bad it would get, we would have been prepared.

zorn
zorn

@manton Glad to hear. ❤️

annahavron
annahavron

@manton I used to live in Austin. Heartbreaking to see the news photos.

frostedechoes
frostedechoes

@manton I just listened to your account on Core Intuition. Glad you all are through with it and safe.

manton
manton

@frostedechoes Thanks, and thanks for listening!

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manton
manton

@annahavron I can imagine it must be strange to watch the news for a place you used to live. Seeing so many Texas stories hit the national media really underscored what a disaster this has been.

gregmoore
gregmoore

@manton Glad to hear that you are safe and stocked again. We lost water for more than a week last year due to a main break and it really impressed on me just how amazing and important access to clean water really is.

stevesnider
stevesnider

@manton that’s the way I felt last year living in Minneapolis after the George Floyd murder. Good or bad, it was interesting/enlightening to read and understand how the news - which was very local to me - was presented and interpreted across the country and the world.