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Errantry: Novak's Journal
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Personal: Don't Put Your City in a Swamp 
21st-Nov-2010 05:34 pm
City of New Orleans
I just found out that the intermittent low pressure my water has been having the last day or so is linked to a wider problem that has resulted in a "boil your water" policy over the last few days that I'd not heard about. I only drank a little tap water yesterday, and brushed my teeth in it, but these were apparently no-nos that I didn't know about until I finally heard this local news. There's no out-and-out disaster, but a higher risk of bacterial contaminants because of the pressure problem that had occurred Friday night. Yet another reason on why putting a city in a swamp below sea level might have been a bad idea. Off to buy bottled water!

On the happier side, Sara (my departmental secretary) pointed out that the students signing in to Mari's Yamauchi Lecture this past week had included a note in the student sign-in sheet insisting upon my permanent hire. Nice!
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