John "Quincy" Thomas’s first full day as Lebanon Water Works Company’s superintendent was a doozey.
It was Monday, Jan. 17, 1994, and it was 20 degrees below zero.
Water lines were freezing and breaking all over the city.
That morning alone, water lines had burst on Boldrick Avenue, at Graham Memorial Park and on Woodlawn Avenue.
“That was my first day on the job,” Thomas said. “But, things got better real quick.”