However, I get reminded regularly that Mexico is a "developing nation" and this is NOT the US!
Here in Mexico, we get water service (which is awesome, because I could have to get it from a river or something horrid!). However, our water service can be....inconsistent. There is NOTHING more frustrating than going to wash out a cup to discover that there is no water. Not that we can drink the tap water here; I guess we could but I don't think I could because it smells bad. But it's annoying not to be able to shower or wash your dishes or flush your toilet... Usually the water is out for a few hours or maybe a day. However, we recently went 2 days without water. When Hector was here by himself in the old neighborhood, they were without water for 2 weeks!
As for drinking water, we have to fill up big garrafones (five gallon jugs) of filtered water. The store is either uphill to get the water, or uphill home. You get to decide what is worse for you. I usually go to the place at the top of the hill, because it is a lot easier to carry the jug downhill than up. A garrafon usually lasts our family about a day between baby bottles and relatives all drinking and cooking with the water.
|Hector captured this rare picture of me working out, I mean, |
carrying the water!