Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Cool Water: Excuse Me While I Go Boil Some Water

Today is the first day I've ever had to boil water.  Every summer there are warnings for communities in the hinterland that the supply is low,  or there's been a aqueduct break or whatever.  But for a city the size of Montreal?

Come on.

Of course, problems with the ageing water system have been on the books for years, and as we're learning with the Charbonneau Commission, all lot of infrastructure problems have been much more expensive to solve by kickbacks and corruption. But this takes the cake--or the H20. But to make your heart a little lighter, at least today we don't have the problem documented in this video: weather so cold that boiling water tossed into the air falls as snow.

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