The water is now back on at Filthy Engineer mansion. I must give credit where it's due. The water company kept us updated as to the situation on it's website, hourly. By mid afternoon they had trucked in 20,000 litres of bottled water, of which I have 48 of those litres. Usefull for the summer if we get one.
It just shows that private enterprise works best. Can you imagine if it had still been government run?