Leaky Pipes Are Not So Bad!

American Writer by Dr. Pietro Savo

The house I live in was built around 1770; indoor plumbing was not even an option when this house was planned. The Roman Empire had the oldest advanced plumbing technology, which did not make it to the new world. This high tech indoor plumbing brought a certain degree of water and sanitation to the masses, or at least the upper middle classes. The New Englanders who build my house had no such recorded aspiration.  An Out House in close proximity of the back door to better accommodate those New England winters. No reading lamp or comfortable seat was needed; the biological function was direct, to the point. Around the 1880’s the outdoor Out House found its way into the attached wing with a first floor horse stable, where the livestock’s warmth contributed to the entire winter experience.

Last Saturday night while on vacation in Virginia, this blogger received a frantic phone call from one of my offspring is who grew up with modern indoor plumbing. The mere act of using the second floor bathroom resulted in a noticeable water leak coming from the family room ceiling. My first question during this family alert, was it leaking on my flat screen TV?  A safe bet, the Roman’s and early New Englanders did not have that concern.  Luckily, our vintage dwelling has two fully functional water closets, and redundancy today has won out against the perils of modern plumbing.  During this same period the cable networks headlined the monstrous destructive tornadoes that scattered the South and Southeast over the last week of April 2011.Tornadoes up to a mile wide that traveled over 100 miles from Tuscaloosa, Ala., Cullman, Ala., Birmingham, Ala., Hackleburg, Ala., Smithville, Miss., Ringgold, Ga., Cleveland, Tenn. and Glade Spring, Va. Friends of mine in Alabama were safely tucked away in their basement closet with their three dogs awaiting the passing of another tornado. Weather events such as those sure make leaky pipes unimportant. Those of us who live in the northeast tornados are rare and we have much to be thankful for, an occasional leaky pipe becomes a welcomed alternative.

Red Cross Moving Supplies and Volunteers to Help People Along the Mississippi River and in Tornado-Ravaged South. As flood threat increases, so does the need for donations. Please help if you can, thank you! American Writer

by AMERICAN WRITER Dr. Pietro Savo Tradition Books Publication © 2011

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About Dr. Pietro Savo

Dr. Pietro (Pete) Savo is a Principal Consultant with over 28 years of diverse experience in Business Strategy Improvement (BSI), Leadership Development, Operations, Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality Systems, Material Management, Supply Chain, Union Shop and consulting environments. Pietro created the term Manufacturing Research Practitioner ™ as the foundation for his Doctoral thesis dedicated to improving the United States Manufacturing Industry.  Dr. Savo has lectured at, Boeing Aircraft, Lockheed Martin, Rolls Royce, Northup Grumman, Raytheon and United Technologies on various subjects such as Lean Thinking, Leadership, Team Building, Quality Systems ISO Registrar Selection and Root Cause Analysis. Taught Root Cause Analysis for American Society for Quality (ASQ). Customized Training Specialties Leadership & Culture & Conflict Resolution Made Simple Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Problem Solving & Mistake-Proof It! Lean Manufacturing & The 6S's: Workplace Organization Evolving Quality Systems ISO 9001:2000/AS 9100:2000 Industry Evolution Building Business with the United States Government and Prime Contractors New Project Bidding Team Improvement Training “Know Your Front End” Published: Root Cause Analysis System for Problem Solving and Problem Avoidance Published: PERFECTION - 10 Secrets to Successful Lean Manufacturing Implementation. United States Navy Veteran View all posts by Dr. Pietro Savo

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