Water

Water around here is interesting.  We are blessed at Beautiful Gate to have indoor plumbing, running water, hot water, etc.  But the water around here is not what you are used to at home.  We have to boil the water for 6 minutes to burn off all the bad stuff.  Then we run the water through two coffee filters to pick out the random big pieces of things that sometimes float in the water.  Then, it’s okay to drink.  It’s quite the set up.  But it’s not so hard and the good thing is, I haven’t been sick since I arrived because I drank the boiled, filtered water.  It does make a difference.

The awkward part is as you are getting water out of the faucet to boil noodles for dinner; you look out your back window and see people going by with wheelbarrows full of containers for water.  They are going to the local well/spicket (not sure which) to draw out their water, because they don’t have indoor plumbing.  They don’t have running water at home.  They have to go everyday to get the water from the local place.  Sometimes it is kids you see walking by and sometimes adults.

Below is a picture of the set up in my kitchen from my first time boiling water last Sunday.

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