Monday, March 16, 2009

Waiting For The Water


One of Elaine Jaques' photos taken on her vacation here. A young girl is waiting for the water purification plant that was installed by one of the neighbourhood stud farms to start up early in the morning. There are two of these nearby, both using reverse osmosis, and the villagers collect drinking water from them to which they add a bit of well water to include some minerals.

3 comments:

Hilda said...

Interesting. And it's free to get? I don't trust our tap water so we buy our drinking water and the filtering station uses some kind of reverse osmosis (plus ionization whatnot) system too.

Anonymous said...

If you are going there to visit a family do you need to bring some sort of filter to be able to drink the water out of the tap in the city?

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

The water stations are free for the villagers, but they are set up so that people can't use them for a business. That wouldn't be fair. Most people here drink either boiled water in tea and such or bottled water. Many of the city pipes are so old that there are cracks and cross-contamination. Village people think that the city water is ok but I don't trust it.