Saturday, August 08, 2015

Ariel Residents Get a Wake-up Call: Store Water!

מוצש״ק פר׳ עקב תשע"ה
Arutz 7: Water Shutoffs Have Ariel Residents Hot and Bothered
Extreme heat and doubled water usage places undue strain on Ariel's water systems, leading to shutoffs at the worst of times.

Talia Blatman, 8/4/2015

Water supply malfunctions in the Samaria city of Ariel have many of the city's residents on edge.

This week's extreme heat wave has led the citizens of Ariel to double their regular water usage, putting undue strain on the city's water supply infrastructure and causing electrical malfunctions with the water pumps.

Israel's national water supply company, Mekorot, will be intermittently shutting off water supply to different areas in Ariel beginning on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. in an attempt to correct the situation.
Map included here to show just how isolated the City of Ariel is, with its population of about 20,000, not to mention all of the other towns, closer to Jordan than the Mediterranean Sea.
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A notice issued to the citizens of Ariel by the city's municipality warned of the impending water shutoffs and stated that the shutoffs may continue for three days.

Ariel Mayor Eliyahu Shaviro advised the city's residents via Facebook to reduce water usage and gather a minimum of four liters of water per family member per day for the next three days.

Community volunteers are stepping up to the task and distributing water to locals in need. Six water distribution stations are currently set up in various locations around the city.
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Store water!

What else can I say?

Storing water is not just for government shut offs, take overs, and expulsions, or future sieges by Arabs or foreign troops. It is also for those "regular" mishaps too, natural or orchestrated. It does not matter. We need water.

At the risk of being called an apocalyptic, alarmist nut job, I suggest that you have a heck of lot more water stored, than just for three days. Plus, do not count on having water distribution stations set up for you in in the future. And if by chance that you are provided with them, do not count on your neighbors to be their usual polite and friendly friendly selves, waiting patiently for their turn for that precious governmental gift, when they are extremely thirsty.

Take this incident as a friendly wake up call to get prepared, and stay prepared!


Devorah Chayah said...

It's not THAT much hotter than usual to explain double the water usage. I tend not to believe this story. Seems more like a plausible excuse for testing a major 'settlement's' reaction to the loss of water.

I recall during discussions about a second Jewish state, mentioning the need for an independent water source. To force all the residents out within three days, all they'd have to do is turn off the spigot (which they currently control).

You're right though. It should serve as a wake-up call to Jews to get prepared and stop trusting the government to supply their most basic needs for them!

Noise Blockers and Other Remedies said...

In other places as well in Yesha

Esser Agaroth said...


Very important points.


Thanks for the additional information!

Noise Blockers and Other Remedies said...

Glad to be of service. Hope the matter with the water has resolved itself. Do stock up.

Btw -
May people copy your Free Meir button?

Esser Agaroth said...

Absolutely, you may copy and distribute.

Perfect for replacing Facebook profile pics, etc.

Noise Blockers and Other Remedies said...

Thank you. We need one also in Hebrew. :)

Esser Agaroth said...

Hebrew is on top.

English is on the bottom.

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