Low Pressure

December 17, 2020


Yesterday morning started oddly. I was in the shower, doing my semi-daily hair washing, and the water seemed weak. That’s ok – I felt the same way. I didn’t think much of it until I went downstairs to make coffee and the water was coming out of the faucet at a trickle.


The last time Seward lost water pressure was in 2016, and it was a bit of a big deal. It was the day before the solar eclipse and hundreds of people were bound for our little town. Bottled water was at a premium and they hauled porta-potties to Concordia for the eclipse crowd. (It was a big main that was busted.) Anyway, I was worried that this was a similar issue.

It wasn’t. A smaller main in town was broken and some brave, awesome city workers toiled away in the freezing pre-dawn hours to get it fixed, and the story had a happy ending. Today’s shower was wonderful, and I hope to never take water pressure for granted.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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6 Responses to “Low Pressure”

  1. Deborah Said on:

    My water pressure was a little lower, but not as bad as yours. It was noticeable, though. I am thankful that it was a faster fix than last time.


  2. Deborah Said on:

    Happy Birthday!


  3. Elaine Royuk Said on:

    Happy birthday to you ??. If I see you I will definitely sing??


  4. Elaine Royuk Said on:

    Ha those are suppose to be notes, not question marks!


  5. Kristi Said on:

    Happy Birthday, Lauren!!!!! May you have a long, hot shower with plenty of water pressure to go with it.


  6. Mom Said on:

    Birthday wishes to a special young lady. May your day and year be full blessings.


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