Wednesday, Jan 29, Scranton PA had a water main break. It took over a day to find the location, turned out to be in a 36" main. A large portion of the city is without water, and the parts that have some, well, it isn't clean. Restaurants and bars are shut down due to health concerns. There are people with steam and hot water heating systems that are getting cold. There is essentially no sanitary facilities that are operative. The water company is dropping off buffaloes here and there for limited domestic use, but the residents have to carry their own jugs. The fire department has made arrangements for out of city sources to fill tankers in case of fire, but if something goes hot, there's not a lot of chance to arrest a fire if it starts in the very old row houses in the older neighborhoods. More often than not, the older houses are not up to snuff with power either. There's a general concern about using electric space heaters -- And one old ewe was complaining about jackhammers in front of her house as the water company was digging up the leak -- Would you be ready?