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Re: Water Supply Problems
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"Here in Orange Bay in the housing scheme we have very low pressure during the night time hours" ... I've found that (not talking this week, just in general) that in the deep west end, where I usually stay, the best water pressure I can get is at 4 a.m. in the morning! So to get a decent shower with decent water pressure, every other day I set my alarm at 4 a.m. in the morning and take a shower and wash my hair. The further up West End Road you go, the worst the water pressure gets. I usually do bring an inflatable "kiddie pool" with me, as well as a small garden hose and set it up in my front yard, getting some water in it (at 4 a.m.) when there is water pressure. That way I can take a bath every day. After leaving Jamaica, I am so glad to come home to VERY hot water and very decent water pressure! I love Jamaica very much so, but I must admit, I am always really glad to return to my home with a decent water system 24/7.
RRondaRoad (I finally figured out your new name)... what do places like The Caves do? They must have a really elaborate system in place, people paying that kind of dollar for a nightly stay aren't going to put up with no water or even no water pressure. I have been granted a couple of showers there a few times (staying next door), but I used to stay at Higher Heights way back when, far before Hungry Lion was opened at that spot.
Aunt Nancy, your post hit home and I do know your area and it is close to mine. I have a private well, as well as a big garden. The year before last I bought three rain catchers to put on the northside of my house that came in really handy for watering my garden. "BUT" sometimes this can not be such a good idea because if you have freestanding water around for too long, in these times, mosquitos can breed and the West Nile Virus is a threat in my area. Put a 1/2 a cup of Chlorine in the catchment per week is what I was told. As well as fine cheese cloth over the top.
I read an article the other day that the drought stricken midwest USA would need fifteen feet of snow to make up for the lack of rain and snowfall in the past year!
I hope you all, rastagirl777, doctoro, get some water pressure soon. It really puts everything into a totally different perspective. "WATER" -- some lady that quit her job where I work to work as a film producer in Africa on the water problem there ( I think possibly www.water.org ?? I will post the direct link-- and the works of a nonprofit organization to help different African countries drill wells, and the many, numerous children that are dying daily, because of the lack of fresh water. OK... I guess (I know!) I am getting off on a 'tangent here' but really and truly, we US/Canadian/European people who get decent clean water and water pressure in our homes every day, should be giving thanks each and every day for the daily gift of clean water flowing through our pipes directly into our living quarters.

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