Renovating in Provence When the Water Stopped
By the start of November, our little place was in a state of chaos in readiness for the work to start. The rooms were piled high with relocated furniture & building supplies and Andy had laid new Travertine floors throughout the 2 main spaces upstairs that would become the new bedrooms and bathrooms. This was never going to be the easiest of tasks – as nearly 50m2 of tiles had to be laid in rooms where every wall was wonky and straight lines were purely a figment of our imagination. …Continue reading here for the contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer
Renovating in Provence
For anyone who has been through a renovation or house remodel there is an expectation that unforeseen issues might crop up. However, Andy faced a significant stumbling block when the water stopped during his tile laying project. He had roughly 540 sqft of tiles to lay and cutting tile without water is not possible. Discover how he got the job done.
Local Water Services:
In France, water services – services des eaux – are provided by public utilities within geographic regions. Drinking water (l’eau potable) comes from either surface (roughly 40%) or underground (60%) sources. The utilities have three responsibilities to the public that they serve. Ensuring that the source is tested and suitable for human consumption is number one. The second is water treatment, and finally water storage to ensure a regular supply. Read about the cycle of water (in French) in this article by the Centre d’Information sur L’Eau.