2 week water shortage
Saturday, May 24, 2014
The water company had to shut down one of the big wells for maintenance and that means limited or no water for 2 weeks. We had water coming in to the big 500 gallon tank till mid day Monday and have used very little since.
In Mexico water is a precious commodity and we are already careful but now we have to be downright frugal. At least we got notice from the water company so we could prepare.
We filled totes and buckets and put those in the showers. The master shower has 1 tote and 1 bucket and the main bathrooms shower 2 totes and 2 buckets. This water is mainly used for flushing the toilets.
It is actually quite amazing how little water we can get by with. It takes a little thought.
I have perfected the the 30 second shower! 10 seconds to get wet, turn off the tap, get shampooed and soaped, turn it back on and take 20 seconds to rinse. The downside is that the water takes longer than that to get warm, so it's a rather chilly undertaking but with the temperatures close to 90F it's not a biggie - the first contact is good for a gasp though.. I really am looking forward to a regular (longer) shower when the water is back on!