Waiting For Zih Rains

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, April 26, 2018, 09:36 (266 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Not that we drink it or plan to, but is the water treated in any way or are we getting straight well water?

Some cities run their water through treatment plants and claim that is is safe to drink when it leaves the plant. No guarantee as to the condition of the pipes once it leaves, but good upon departure.

We were discussing this yesterday and planned to ask out of curiosity, and this seems like a good time to query.

The water is treated to be drinkable, and theoretically if the pipes from the treatment plant leading to your house are intact and if you properly maintain your cistern and tinaco then you should be able to drink it.

In the U.S. Virgin Islands we only had a cistern that caught rain water, no city water, and we used a reverse osmosis contraption to make our own drinking water.

Here in Zihuatanejo my wife's family used to always boil their drinking water, first when they had to transport it manually to their home from La Noria and later when the first distribution system was set up. They did this up until 1991 or so. Now most of us get our drinking water from water purification services who sell it to us in garafones.

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