Re "DWP Shaping New Free Market Survival Skills," March 21:
I work at the newly reconstructed Badger Avenue railroad bridge over the Cerritos Channel. On Jan. 20, my office was told by the mighty Department of Water and Power that because of a necessary repair to a water pipe, we would be without water for one week. One full week without a toilet, drinking fountain or running water at an isolated 24-hour, fully manned facility? This was unacceptable! This was unacceptable, but not quite as unacceptable as what ended up happening: six weeks without water!