He said that we were on the system with an old pump, not the new one. News to me but I still queried why I was getting no water.
Water shortage, he answered. I pointed to the street out front that had just received a liberal dose of water from a tanker truck, as did most of the streets downtown everyday.
Can't get water pressure, he said. Water table too low. Told me to buy water. I told him I believed the water I bought came from the same aquifer.
He shrugged and said he would see what he could do. I take that answer to mean I won't be getting water.
The warm fuzzies I felt after volunteering to pay a double fee for my water bill are quickly subsiding.y
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