Almost Done With Another Project

@brokenbee (7859)
Philippines
February 11, 2017 5:51am CST
I have this other project at home. Since we have a new water district in my hometown, I also wanted our home to be supplied with water from there. We used to draw water from the well using the electric water pump and the manual water pump. We fill our tanks using the electric water pump and it is a bit costly. Our electric bill is high because of that. I had told my parents of my plan and told them that we might save on our electric bill if we will have our water supply from the water district. We will reduce our usage of the electric pump once the installation of the pipes are through. Another benefit is, my father will no longer have to carry heavy pails of water just to water our plants in our front yard. I would like to thank @sunrisefan for his suggestions with regards to the pipes and other materials that we will utilize. Thank you so much! The water meter was installed yesterday so we had to buy the pipes and other materials so that it can be started soon. This morning, the workers came here and started digging and the pipes were already installed from the water meter to our gate. What's left to do is from our gate to our house. I think that can be done in one more day.
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
11 Feb 17
How much did it cost you to install the electric water pump, I am planning to put like this too.
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@brokenbee (7859)
• Philippines
11 Feb 17
Oops, I am not sure how much it was before. The water pump was installed how many years ago and I was still too young then. Hihihihi
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@ilocosboy (34311)
• Philippines
11 Feb 17
@brokenbee oh okay maybe I will just ask in hardware
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@sunrisefan (17866)
• Philippines
11 Feb 17
You're most welcome, Ms. Arbie. Hope your father will now enjoy watering your plants using a garden hose (which would then be another project hehehe!). BTW, how deep is your well where you used to draw water from?
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@brokenbee (7859)
• Philippines
11 Feb 17
hahahaha yes! And it's almost summer so we really need it... Oops! I am not sure how deep is our well. LOL
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@sunrisefan (17866)
• Philippines
11 Feb 17
@brokenbee So, you'll still spend much for the bill this summer hehehe! BTW, we used to have an electric pump too (Goulds brand) which I gave to my engineer friend last year because I did not use it for quite some time already though it still functions. I had my deep well condemned because water from the well is already rusty. Besides, water pressure is strong that by itself, water can fill our overhead tank which I use as standby. Our water supply from the water district though is shut off from 12 midnight to 4AM.
@brokenbee (7859)
• Philippines
11 Feb 17
@sunrisefan ball valve with lockwing
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@ridingbet (52704)
• Philippines
13 Feb 17
wow, you earned pretty much hija because you have many projects for your house. hope there is no evil green eye there getting envious with you, again
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@brokenbee (7859)
• Philippines
13 Feb 17
Hmmm yes, Ate. I hope so too... Hmmmm I will just focus now on what can be improved at home without thinking of what she says... Things that she had promised but no action...
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@ridingbet (52704)
• Philippines
14 Feb 17
@brokenbee she is therefore a 'ningas-kugon' for that matter. when envy strikes in, the mind is already black.
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@brokenbee (7859)
• Philippines
14 Feb 17
@ridingbet Yup, my mother told me she stopped her from buying the bed before because she will just buy it for them as their gift but she did not. That was 5 years ago. And then she also planned to apply for the water connection, but afterwards, she was discouraging my mother. Hmmm! Now, those are done... Hihihi!
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@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
14 Feb 17
That's great. We used to share water from neighbors electric pump but now we also have water district and we have our own water supply. Our water bill is usually 400 pesos a month
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@brokenbee (7859)
• Philippines
14 Feb 17
Really? How much is the minimum water bill at your place? Ours is a bit costly than in other places. We will find out next month how much will be our first bill.
@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
15 Feb 17
@brokenbee Usually it's 300 plus to 400 plus a month
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@brokenbee (7859)
• Philippines
15 Feb 17
@averygirl72 Oh, okay.. The minimum here for 0 to 10 cu.m. is 290 Php... I hope we will not exceed from that. We will just use our water for watering the plants and doing the laundry.
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• Philippines
3 Mar 17
I think by this time you already have your own water supply now. It is hard not to have your own, first it's too expensive and in. Our province we just need to walk down near ghe street to fetch water in a pump. Hehehehe.
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@brokenbee (7859)
• Philippines
3 Mar 17
Yup, we already have and we will be billed soon. I think we haven't reached the minimum of 10 cu. meters yet. Yup, it's really expensive because we used electricity to draw water from the well and when I washed my clothes, I had to use our jetmatic pump.
@tzwrites (4912)
• Romania
14 Feb 17
Good luck on the project, I think nowadays having water from the water district is a necessity.
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@brokenbee (7859)
• Philippines
14 Feb 17
Yes, it is! Thank you! The installation of the pipes is already done. The last thing that needs to be done is to install the garden hose. =)
@Corbin5 (106052)
• United States
11 Feb 17
This is such good news. So glad that this new plan will end up saving your family money!!!
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@Lucky15 (33386)
• Philippines
15 Mar 17
hmm, i will think of applying for the water district here to get ours too