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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Maji

Yesterday the somewhat misnamed 'Maji Safi' truck arrived to fill our water tanks. Stephanie ordered a delivery as there has been a hold up with the release of water from the mountain slopes (a valve or something not working), and we had run out of the precious stuff again.


Andrew climbed the water towers with Danieli to watch (and photograph) the procedure.


We have seen the Maji Safi tankers fill up from a most horridly disgusting little creek on the outskirts of town. However, Stephanie was assured our water delivery was not taken from said creek, but a clean spring elsewhere.

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  1. Does that mean you need to boil your water just in case your clean spring water is in fact from a not so clean spring? Or am I just being neurotic? :)

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    1. We don't boil the water Heather. Sometimes I wonder when I'm in the shower if I really am that dirty, or is it the water that is dribbling from the shower head!

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  2. do you have to filter the water or add any chlorine to it as well as boiling Jenny? I know when we were in Nepal we could not drink the boiled water. It really makes you think how lucky we are here to have water on tap. It is such a precious thing.

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    1. We have a special sort of filter that we run all our drinking and cooking water through, so that cuts out the need to boil. The filter does everything for us to make it safe for consumption. I know Janine, water is so precious.

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  3. It sure is! I ended up using baby wipes in Uganda as there was no running water at Pader. I turned the tap on the first night back in Sydney and felt a sense of awe and amazement at clean water coming from a tap that i could drink!

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