@donnedwards Hi we will make a follow up on that,We will take this with our scientists at our labs at Cydna— Johannesburg Water (@jhbwater) August 4, 2015
As is the nature of bureaucracy, nothing happened. They forgot about it, or the "scientists at Cydna forgot about it, or they realised that no one had tested the water in my area for some time and they weren't going to admit it.
Time passed and I eventually recovered from the Gastro after being on a drip and taking antibiotics for 3 days. I decided it was time to remind Joburg Water that they owed me an answer.
No reply. So I tried being a bit more direct:
@jhbwater When was the last time you tested bacteria levels in Cresta Darrenwood Linden area? Doctor says lots of gastro at present— Donn Edwards (@donnedwards) August 7, 2015
But someone at Joburg Water obviously had their pride injured. Because I started getting Direct Messages on Twitter. The first was to request the location of where my home is. Maybe they just wanted to turn off the water for a while, or dig up the road or something.
But I didn't get the gastro from home, because I drink bottled water or boiled water. I only drink tap water when I'm at the gym. (Not any more!) Then the officious tone kicked in. Nice of them to make up a new name for me: