LAst Sunday morning it was noticed that the drains in the kitchen were not flowing properly. In fact they were exceptionally slow.
Part of this meant that when the dishwasher ran it did not drain properly and so did not rinse properly as it got overfull during the cycle.
Monday and Tuesday the plumbers came. Turns out these drains feed into the storm sewer (they are below the sanitary line and so they could not tie in to that 50 years ago -- at which point in time it wouldn't have been seen as an issue to have grey water flowing directly to the river) and leave the building at teh other end from the kitchen. THe problem is outside the building. To further complicate matters, as the water attempts to drain from the kitchen it backs up in the bolier room, coming out the floor drain. Plumber was going to attempt to contact the township staff to get them to do something.
10 minutes ago I checked. Drains are no better (possibly getting worse). The UCW has a Ham supper on Sunday. I am not sure it is appropriate to host a dinner when the kitchen drains are not working properly, when dishes can not be done properly, when using the water means flooding the boiler room (although water there flows to a sump which is then pumped out--into the parking lot)
OTOH, cancelling the supper has logistical and financial difficulties. Not to mention that this is a community event at a time when this town really needs communtiy events (as a mental and psychic health issue).
The appropriate response would be?????????