after days of raining, no water supply

@shylade (3137)
Philippines
August 12, 2012 5:52am CST
After almost a week of raining, we don't have water supply now. It started yesterdayand until now we don't have water supply. Luckily our neighbor has a water pump. They also sell water and since yesterday many of our neighbors are buying water from here. It is much lose water supply than electricity. Especially thst we need to ho to work amd tomorrow is Monday. They say it will take two more days before the water district can fix the damage caused by the monsoon rain. So now, we bought a drum to store water my husband already filled it with water. Hopefully, the eater supply will be okay soon. Still, we are luckythat there was no flood here.
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@Raine38 (9117)
• United States
12 Aug 12
Indeed, despite the inconvenience that you guys are now experiencing due to lack of water supply, you can still consider yourself far luckier than most people here in our country who suffered the direct wrath of the flood and torrential rains. Good thing too that you still have a readily available place to get your water requirement to last you until your supply is back. Just please always know that boiling water first before consuming either for cooking or drinking is still the best way to make sure that is safe enough and that almost all the harmful bacteria are killed. Good luck, and hope you all stay safe.
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@shylade (3137)
• Philippines
13 Aug 12
Hello. We had water supply early this morning. I don't know if it is already okay or they just open the supply then cut it again. Anyway, at least we can fill our containers now. Thanks for the response.
@Daisy_22 (1230)
• Philippines
13 Aug 12
Figuring out your situation seems only a piece of cake compared to those who are affected with the floods.Even if you experience inconvenience you still have to be thankful that's the only thing happen and no more difficult situation happen, On the other hand lets just have to pray for even the water is not yet dried again there is another typhoon coming. I hope some of them are laready prepared on what they are going to do.
@shylade (3137)
• Philippines
14 Aug 12
I know, that's so petty compared to those who have lost their homes. That's why I feel lucky that we just lost water supply. I am also praying that the new typhoon will not bring heavy rain. Thanks for the response.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
13 Aug 12
Hi Shy, hope by now you don't have any problem with your water supply anymore. Indeed, water supply is very important to everyone of us. As for me here, there are a few times, there is no water supply for a few hours especially during drought season. Since my home have children, we can't live a few hours without water supply. So, we installed the water tank, just in case there is any shortage of water supply in future.
@shylade (3137)
• Philippines
13 Aug 12
We also have a toddler in the house so it's very hard if there's no water. Before I wemt up here the pressure of the water flowing from the faucet is not strong indicating we may run out of water still. But hopefully it will not run out. Thanks for the response.
@Paper_Doll (2376)
• Philippines
13 Aug 12
Hi, we are experiencing lack of water supply since last week. I have read in the news last week that Maynilad cuts production over turpidity because of the recent floods. I have also seen for the past couple of days that water coming from the faucet is not as clear as it should be. I am hesitant to use it for cooking since I do not know if they are safe to use. We don't usually have water supply during late afternoon until early evening this past few days. We have also put a large drum inside our bath room so that we can stock water in case the water supply will be cut again.
@shylade (3137)
• Philippines
13 Aug 12
Hello! Our water district here in Bulacan said there's a damaged part going in our place so they are fixing it. We actually had water early this morning and I'm not sure if they cut it again. Thanks for the response.
@ajithlal (14568)
• India
12 Aug 12
I think rainwater harvesting is one of the solution for water supply. Some place there are no water and most people depend on rain water and they try to store rainwater and use them for various purposes. I think rain water helps to solve the water problem to some extend.
@shylade (3137)
• Philippines
13 Aug 12
Actually we have many dams here that catch water. The problem now is that, there's a pipe going to our place that was damaged because of continuous heavy rain last week. They are fixing it now and hopefully we will have water in the coming days. Thanks for the response.
@marjivy80 (198)
• Philippines
17 Jan 13
i agree with you. it's better to have no water that be flooded.
• Philippines
14 Aug 12
The opposite is happening over here in the south of the country. It's tortuously hot, even at night. You could get heatstroke or dehydration if you stay outdoors for too long.