Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Water, Water everywhere, except here.
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned our wonderful water source. I often show visitors where we get our delicious sweet water for our home.
It comes from a mountain spring at San Gregorio.
I check our water supply often sometimes, I enjoy hearing the rush as it exits the float valve and hits the top of the water level in our 1500 gallon tank.
Sunday during my check I noticed not a sound. Not a drop.
Where did my precious water go?
I had just taken my recent visitors to the site, they saw the falls, they heard the rush, they observed the local women washing their clothes in the communal basin, they saw the magic!
The magic has gone.
Tankfully our tank had been topped off on Saturday, and we have about 5 days of supply, as long as we don't go crazy.
Today is day 3, I let the dishes pile up a tad.
I now go outside and mark my territory up the hill, I enjoy that for some ritual reason.
My wife isn't as pioneering as me.
We called the water company and the said that we were not the only ones, seems that a good majority of Patzcuaro is dry also. That makes me feel better. I won't suffer alone.
They said that they had a major problem and that they were working on it.
Working on it can mean a lot of things.
I've seen what working on it means before.
We have had dry spells before, when that happens we have to hire a big truck to bring over water they get from a ground well next to the lake.
It's not great water, but any water is good water! And it's expensive.
I'm thinking of investing in a large series of cisterns in the next year or so. I look at the run off from my roof and wish that I could save that water. The plants wish that also.
It would be wise, since our next shortage on the planet is going to be water.
Cool, clear Water!........Water.... The sons of the pioneers where right!