Deep freeze breaks pipes, creates water crisis across South
Days of freezing temperatures in Deep South areas that usually freeze for only hours are threatening dozens of water systems as burst pipes leak millions of gallons of water. The problems were happening Monday in large, troubled water systems like Jackson, Mississippi, where residents were required over Christmas to boil water months after most lost service because of a cascade of problems from years of poor maintenance. In Selma, Alabama, the mayor declared a state of emergency because they city worried it would run out of water.news.yahoo.com
San Antonio high school student uses skills learned in classroom to fix pipes at home
SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio high school student took what she learned in the classroom and put the skills into action when the pipes in her family’s home burst. Sinha said her daughter, 15-year-old Meadow Quigley, knew exactly what to do when she saw their pipes had burst. “We went to Lowe’s, and we got like just some primer and cement from the plumbing section. “She has some social anxiety, and so I see her being unsure of herself on a lot of things. Quigley will be graduating with plumbing, pipefitting and welding skills, plus certifications.