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Post by bonjon42 on Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:36 pm

We have been without water for several hours in Ajijic Centro. Anyone know what's going on?? Suspect it might have something to do with the construction on Colon but not sure. Anyone know when it will be back on?
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Post by hockables on Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:19 pm

Thank God there's still Beer!! Beer
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Post by Mainecoons on Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:59 pm

Heck yeah and you can't drink the water anyway!

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Post by Jim W on Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:13 pm

hockables wrote:Thank God there's still Beer!!      Beer



So they can buy the beer by the liter, and put it in the bathroom......need something to flush with? lol!
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Post by arbon on Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:33 pm

bonjon42 wrote:We have been without water for several hours in Ajijic Centro. Anyone know what's going on?? Suspect it might have something to do with the construction on Colon but not sure. Anyone know when it will be back on?

How to get water in the "Koppen Cwa zone" desert climate around Lake Chapala

No water Y2kstill
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Post by Mainecoons on Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:09 pm

Jim W wrote:
hockables wrote:Thank God there's still Beer!!      Beer



So they can buy the beer by the liter, and put it in the bathroom......need something to flush with? lol!

Nah, lots of trees around here.

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Post by bonjon42 on Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:48 pm

Bathing would be nice though and I think the beer will be a little messy!!!!!!! It's been 8 hours and we still don't have water.
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Post by CanuckBob on Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:53 pm

I live in Ajijic centro. The city water goes off all the time. I can tell because my garden hoses are plumbed directly from the street. Today they didn't work until about 4:00pm. All my other water comes from my aljibe (water storage tank) which hold about a weeks worth of water so these temporary outages are no matter.

Don't you have an aljibe at your place?
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Post by bonjon42 on Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:00 pm

No...we're renting and there is no aljibe.
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Post by Jim W on Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:35 pm

No Tinaca on the roof? Pretty rare that you have neither. Check, your Tinaca could be empty or plugged up.
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Post by brigitte on Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:37 pm

Aljibe is an underground cistern,. Do you have a tinaco on your roof? If not I would ask the landlord to install one or move if he refuses.

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Post by CanuckBob on Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:44 am

Yes, for sure. I have never seen a place without one, the other or both. Relying on the city water directly will not be fun.
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Post by Zedinmexico on Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:54 am

Yep CB is right water goes off all the time in Centro Ajijic. It was off yesterday from 8am til midnight or so just above the highway above sky fitness.  I did walk by and they were working on the fresh water pipes down Colon. The pipes on the west side are water, the east side sewer. Could explain.  I agree with CB store some water and you can flush the you know what by pouring water into the bowl.  You should have spare drinking water anyway if we have a disaster.  Half my house is ancient and the locals told me that I have a 4000 gallon tank under my house because in this part of town water use to be on twice a week if lucky.  I also have 400 gallons on roof and in past have used water fountain water at old house to flush toilets. Any port in storm.

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Post by hockables on Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:23 am

4000 gal? thatz a small lake!!

up north, I have a 2000 gal cistern that lasts our family 3 - 4 weeks....
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Post by RVGRINGO on Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:58 am

Maybe Bonjon42 used water like NoB and has exhausted the supply in the tinaco. A running toilet or leaking faucet will empty one in a heartbeat.
When street water is off, it is time to conserve. If there is a pool or a fountain, flushing water is available via a bucket. Otherwise, call for a ‘pipa‘ water truck from the city, when they re-open the SIMAPA office, or buy some garafones from the trucks passing by on the street.

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Post by brigitte on Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:53 pm

Last year in Chiapas we had no water for a month . We quickly bought bunch of garafons and reused the water. Bush with water used for dishes , Forgt bout moping every day. The problem there is that there is no poable water to be had. It was a real pain...We also learned how listen to the water delivery at night when the water came back and check the level of the aljibe on a regular basis. If I had not watered the garden I could have saved a lot of water but I did not know the water was not being delivered..
It is amzing how much water we use a day even when we try to save.

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Post by Rosa Venus on Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:30 pm

brigitte wrote:
It is amzing how much water we use a day even when we try to save.

No kidding. And you only notice it when it's a problem. Every time you turn around you want water for something.

It took the workers a good while to replace the pipe on Colon between the carretera and Zaragoza. I noticed this morning that they are now working on the stretch between Zaragoza and the plaza, and aren't too far into it. If this project was affecting my water supply, I'd be looking for a workable "short term" solution post haste. Being without water is a real pain, much more so than being without electricity.
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Post by zenwoodle on Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:39 pm

When I went to the cottage in the winter, and everything was shut down, I went out on the ice with my chainsaw.
Glad I don't do that anymore. Beer Beer
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Post by Zedinmexico on Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:01 am

hockables wrote:4000 gal?   thatz a small lake!!

up north, I have a 2000 gal cistern that lasts our family 3 - 4 weeks....


I don't know for sure but it looks like it is the size of a Pemex truck and very old but we don't run out of water but we do have to pump it to the roof when the roof runs out. This property has four water pumps to move water around!! I have never seen anything like it. It took a year to get all the leaks out of house. Funny part was new part of house had more leaks than the old side of the house. I am suspicious they used the water in old days for orchard and such on the hill. Get various answers about history of property but orchard would explain all the water storage under the house in the hill. Yes it is ridiculously large but glad I have it. Last old house on Zarragoza had half a pool underground doing the same thing leaving a 1 ft deep wading pool on top. Not so unusual to have a huge tank I guess.

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Post by Ezzie on Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:43 am

Large underground cisterns are quite common. There is one on the water system I help to maintain that has a capacity of about 100 cu. mtrs. = 26,417 US gallons. It lasts our little community about 24 hrs. during the dry season!!!

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