It’s bein hazmanim and the children are home, and for many residents in Elad it was less than pleasant when faucets ran dry on Monday night.
Many homes were left without water on Monday night the eve of 19 Menachem Av 5772. It began on Monday night at about 21:00, when families began realizing the faucets were dry, no showers, no water in the bathrooms and no water for anything.
The calls began coming in to the city’s ‘moked’ operator as residents wished to learn what the cause of the interruption in service was. The response was “we don’t know when water will be restored. Hang in there”.
The race began as residents headed for their nearest grocery in the hope of purchasing bottled water but the supply was depleted rather quickly.
Water was restored at about 23:00 and the community was permitted to go to sleep with a smile. The cause of the outrage remains a mystery at the time of this report.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)