It’s water. And it something we didn’t have for a few days over Carnaval.
Now, I know we have a supplementary tank and a pump but what happens when the electricity goes out for a day along with the town water supply? We use the generator of course to run the pump to push the water into the house. But we can’t use the generator all day. And what happens when the water pump overheats, has a meltdown and finally, goes kaput? Well, it did. So we went without water for two days. Luckily our neighbours’ pump was still working and we used the shower there. We had stocked enough bottled water and water in a large garbage bin to wash dishes with. Within two days SU had driven around the district and finally had to go to Chitre to get a new pump up and running again, bless him.
Every day of Carnaval the town was without water because of the increase in demand. I can’t imagine having to go through days at a time rushing to get water for cooking in the morning or getting the kids cleaned up at night when the water trickles slowly through the lines again. We are truly fortunate to have that tank and that pump.
As you may have guess already, I’m still preoccupied with water. And that is what the talk is about today because, likely there are still some people without it…in the campo.