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When Public Works doesn't work

For eight days, I had the distinct pleasure of no running water in my house. I tried defrosting pipes with the help of friendly neighbors and a plumber, only to find that my external water meter was cracked and the city's services would be required to fix it. I consider myself a fairly tolerant...

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