Okay, now what the hell? I get up this morning and this is what I see looking down from my front porch:
In the upper right hand corner you can see that it originates in the temporary pipe, which is exposed in an unfilled section of the gutter.
And runs to the little boarded window that leads to the crawlspace of our building, where I had noticed earlier last week that it looked like someone had added a valve to. I didn't have a chance to talk to my downstairs neighbour about it.
And then looking up and down the block, it appears that every single house on our side of the street has these crazy hoses attached to them.
What the hell? What was the point of digging up the sidewalk and unearthing the main valves to each of our houses? Have they not actually attached anything down there? Were they dug up for the future when the proper aqueduct is in place? This setup strikes me as very sketchy. All of our water is going to be supplied by a bunch of garden hoses just laying out in the street for anyone to trip over, cut, inject LSD into?
This job started out quite strong, but it's starting to get that old Montreal air about it. I think a call to mr. Fillip Foti is in order.