Water restrictions in Orme are nothing new. But residents say it’s never been this bad.
Even last summer, as the water supply dwindled, city leaders cut off water only at night. But in August, [Mayor] Reames took the most extreme step yet and restricted use to three hours a day.
“I feel for the folks in Atlanta,” he says, his gravelly voice barely rising above the sound of rushing water from the town’s tank. “We can survive. We’re 145 people. You’ve got 4.5 million people down there. What are they going to do? It’s a scary thought.”
I like this guy’s perspective. Here he is, mayor of a town that has water 3 hrs a day, 2/3rds of their city budget goes to paying to use firetrucks to haul water from an Alabama fire-hydrant, and he has sympathy for the folks down here.
Then there is this story:
Australia’s long-running drought claimed a bizarre fatality when a 66-year-old man was bashed to death while watering his lawn, police said.