In the late afternoon of January 2 as the temperature headed below zero, a water pipe burst on Elm St. in Montpelier, flooding the street and causing the city to turn off the water. My apartment, along with many other homes, was affected.
Because the apparent water main break happened right in front of my home, I had a bird’s eye view of the efforts of the Montpelier Public Works Dept. as they jack-hammered their way through the frozen street to find and repair the break. While many of the rest of us were retreating from the frigid temperatures, these men were in the full brunt of it trying to restore water service to this heavily populated area. Within 12 hours of losing water service, they had it restored!
My sincere thanks and appreciation to the men from the crew last night. I don’t know your names but I’m very thankful for what you did, especially under extremely difficult conditions.
Anne E. Buttimer