I've noticed that with alarming regularity (many times a month) the water on Bermondsey Street is turned off for a period of time in the middle of the night (seemingly between about 12:30 and 2am or later). Anyone know why we can't have 24 hour water access like the other first world countries? Or is it the same old UK answer of trying to catch up with years of underinvestment?
Was reading a letter from Thames water yesterday... pretty sure it said that if the water is off for more than an hour you can claim back £25 from them... only once a month though... might be worth looking in to?
You could stay up all night and turn on the tap every hour, just to be sure you don't miss your payment (sorry, feeling facetious this evening, do forgive me). I was intrigued Eric, by your original posting. How did you notice the problem?
I frequently work nights until 2 or 3 in the morning. It's pretty easy to work out that tthe water's off when you go to take a shower and there's no water or you go to turn on the dishwasher and there's no water, etc. I've learned that I don't need to call Thames Water to report the problem, its always "fixed" by morning. Someone else mentioned to me that Thames Water was turning the water off for maintanence purposes but that was a while ago and I didn't know if the 2 were related. Finding someone at Thames Water who wasn't just at a call centre to tell me the truth seemed like a guarenteed way of sitting on hold and playing telephone tag for hours with Thames Water personell. I was hoping that someone here at SE1, which is usually so reliable on local happenings, would have some insight.