Tropical Storm Irene didn’t do much in Greater Nashua (thank goodness), but it did provide one lesson: Hauling water from the rain barrel sure beats melting snow on the wood stove when you want to flush the toilet during a power outage.
Still, even though having no electricity in August is easier than having no electricity in February, why do we have to lose it at all?
Specifically, why do we put power lines way up in the air to be knocked down by ice, wind, falling trees and errant meteorites? We don’t expose public water lines that way, so why expose public power lines?
Let’s bury them!