I would have expected a reply such as that from you Tim but the truth is that Gerry has responded on another board to my updates of the Negril water-woes with silly comments such as this - and Sharleen so nicely recommended a book that she thought I'd like and that Suzen is going to order as well, this comment was doubly inappropriate.
As far as living in Negril, I rent and yes, my landlord spent TONS of money installing tanks and pumps during the first few weeks of January. Ask anyone who owns property there - it is not an inexpensive thing to do, especially since the price of holding tanks DOUBLED in Negril just as the sh*t was hitting the fan (not to mention the cost of trucked in water from god knows where). So, while we wait for all of this to go online we are relegated to collecting whatever water that comes through the pipe (it is for now, we'll see what happens when all the tourists return end of the month) we are fortunate to have a pool who's water we used for things like soaking dishes and flushing toilets (once a day) and then there's the case of bottled water we bought - another day in paradise, lol! It has taught me A LOT and I thought I already knew a lot about water scarcity living in an area that is indeed water scarce for the rest of the year. And part of what got the NWC going to start fixing the problems existing on the system was that tourists paying $150/night at a resort were also not getting running water intermittently during the Christmas season. It affects us all, including Gerry.
OK, that addressed, again, Sharleen, thanks for the reference.