2 days no internet, no water

@cacay1 (75537)
Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
September 21, 2022 6:40am CST
My Internet provider had just repaired a damaged link. Many suffered for no Internet connection for 2 days. The feeling is undescribable. I just loaded my cellular phone for a data plan for my online classes. I just hold a virtual class good for 45 minutes afraid my load gets low. The other struggle is water outage that seems forever. I pity my elder sister. She wakes up at 2 in the morning just to stock water. At 5 in the morning up to late evening water zero drop. We been experiencing this problem for almost two years now.Do you also have the same problem as ours? I guessed not. Image credit to Facebook gif. Thanks for reading sharing is caring.
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@youless (108492)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Sep
That's so inconvenient. Fortunately so far it is OK here, but I just don't like the stupid and crazy Covid-test.
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@youless (108492)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Sep
@marlina Exactly, especially it is meaningless to do so.
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@marlina (151669)
• Canada
21 Sep
No one likes those tests.
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Sep
@youless, black out again 4 hours ago. There's low pressure this time affecting our current and Internet.
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@peachpurple (13562)
• Singapore
21 Sep
Oh yea, malaysia is always prone to blackouts and water disruptions without notice. This ia common to us . No electricity meaans no internet. We are uused to it for years
@marlina (151669)
• Canada
21 Sep
Doesn't the government invest in the system?
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Sep
@peachpurple, it's stressful. It's not easy to deal hot climate in Philippines.
@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Sep
@marlina, it's the city government in the past years but privitization was suggested but the worst.
@May2k8 (16599)
• Indonesia
21 Sep
Sorry this happened to you, I ever had no water for 3 days and luckily I was able to ask my neighbors while the internet was no problem for that long.
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Sep
@May2k8, my goodness we're not alone this kind of struggle. Water is so essential for life.
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@Kandae11 (48410)
21 Sep
I hate it when the internet goes off, it can be so very frustrating. We usually store water in tanks, because you never can tell when a broken main or weather system can cause it to go off.
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Sep
@Kandae11 we always store water in big drums with cover but they won't last for weeks. They're good until 3 days because of washing and watering.
@Kandae11 (48410)
21 Sep
I hate it when the internet goes off, it can be so very frustrating. We usually store water in tanks, because you never can tell when a broken main or weather system can cause it to go off.
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Sep
@Kandae11 it's indeed frustrating when Internet is downs. I feel restless and lonely.
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@MrDenata (2916)
• Indonesia
23 Sep
I'm so sorry, whats wrong? Everything okay here.
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Sep
@MrDenata, current was back, but water problem remains. I bought a big tank to store rain water.
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
25 Sep
@MrDenata it seems forever this day zero drop of water
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@MrDenata (2916)
• Indonesia
23 Sep
@cacay1 oh my goodness, water is very essential, glad that you bought that big tank. Hope this problem solved really soon
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@rsa101 (35633)
• Philippines
23 Sep
No Internet connection might be intolerable, especially if you depend on it for your job. The absence of water in the house, however, would be significantly worse. Given that water is a component of everything, this is considerably more crucial. from cleaning, washing, cooking, and drinking. Having a consistent supply of water is so essential.
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@rsa101 (35633)
• Philippines
23 Sep
@cacay1 I do not know as well but it may be that water may becoming scarce in your place. Here in Manila we do experience some shortage during summer time when the dams are low and no rains are coming to replenish them.
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Sep
@rsa101 I saw in TV news about dam levels in Manila very reasonable for it's sumer but our case here rain or shine no water to show from 5 im the morning up to 2 o' clock dawn next day. It's the scenario for almost 2 years now m
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Sep
@rsa101 , there's no proper explanation why there's always water interruption. Other places don't have water interruption. The city government approved the request of the people to privitize the water district but worst scenario doubles. Before people here seldom experienced water interruption but this time almost everyday from 5 AM to 2 AM.
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@snowy22315 (143474)
• United States
21 Sep
That sounds horrible. I hope your sister's[ water and your internet connection are restored soon
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@snowy22315 (143474)
• United States
24 Sep
@cacay1 That's awful..
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
25 Sep
@snowy22315 yes, this day zero water Better we stored in big barrels.
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Sep
@snowy22315, Internet was stored but poor water service remains. We been suffering this way more than 2 years now water off and on.
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@sjvg1976 (37814)
• Delhi, India
22 Sep
Sorry to know the situation at your place for two days. Unfortunately, we don't have power cuts or shortage of water here.
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@sjvg1976 (37814)
• Delhi, India
22 Sep
@cacay1 we never had water issues in our city since 46 years (I was born )
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Sep
@sjvg1976 you have abundant water there source very sufficient.
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Sep
@sjvg1976, we suffer like this water outage more than 2 years now. Water district poorly man's the system. It's turnover to private agencies thinking service is better but it's better the city government to man than private. The MOA is good for 10 years, so after 10 years it will be the city government to handle the city water district.
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@LadyDuck (409287)
• Switzerland
21 Sep
I am so sorry for all those problems Erly. The image does not show up.
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Sep
@LadyDuck, our Internet connection was very slow after it restored back.
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@LadyDuck (409287)
• Switzerland
22 Sep
@cacay1 When the connection is very slow the images do not upload.
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Sep
@LadyDuck, yes so true until this day especially blackout occurred again for 2 hours interfering my virtual class.
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@RubyHawk (71571)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Sep
I’m so sorry that you guys are low on water. That has to be terrible. Two years is a long time to be short of water.
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
30 Sep
@RubyHawk, OMG sorry to hear about it. It's not easy.
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Sep
@RubyHawk , that was only one time. It is so hot here and I ran out of wet wipes. I have now big size wet wipes to use in case I feel not good due to sweats.
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@RubyHawk (71571)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Sep
@cacay1 Sometimes I’m low on supplies before I know it.
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29 Sep
thanks Erly that is the reason I found you less active in the forum for those days
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
29 Sep
@sathviksouvik it's not the main reason, I have active job. I'm teaching in a university. I'm not available in the day.
@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
29 Sep
@sathviksouvik whoa thanks for the kind words
29 Sep
@cacay1 thanks Erly you are a very enterprising member. I miss you whenever you remain silent
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@oahuwriter (26155)
• United States
22 Sep
My gosh, no. We're living in a drought situation, and we've got to conserve. Navy had fuel spill into water system, which all elected watching and trying to close Red Hill, water shed where it happened. I'm not affected, by Red Hill spillage. There is Global Foodbanks, and water should be on their list to give. Hope situation betters. Is water situation because of storm?
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Sep
@oahuwriter, it's only in my city others places in Philippines there's no problem of water.
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@oahuwriter (26155)
• United States
23 Sep
@cacay1 That's, very harsh in skin. There is, no water cleansing spray in soap, but need warm water to wipe off. Government must have water system built for residents. United Nations should be able to help your country, if your country member. Water is a necessity, must have it. You're so pitiful!
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@oahuwriter (26155)
• United States
24 Sep
@cacay1 The gov should fix it now!
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
21 Sep
So sorry this has happened to you. Not having the problem here. But others states have been without water.
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Sep
@CarolDM, it's been 2 years now that we suffer bad water service by the water district. We're hoping it will bw manned again by the city government.
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Sep
@CarolDM yes too long, every early morning when I switch on the tap nothing drops.
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@CarolDM (192798)
• United States
22 Sep
@cacay1 That is easy too long. So sorry.
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@dodo19 (46415)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
22 Sep
It's definitely not a pleasant thing to have to deal with. Last week, we had no power for the entire day, which meant no shower, no use of stove and such, no internet (had to use data). And it wasn't easy. It must have been really difficult to not have it for two days.
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Sep
@dodo19, yes so difficult if we can't connect especially on my case teaching online. Students were wondering and felt hanging for they got no reply from me. There's no load sold nearby so I can't use a data plan. It's indeed frustrating.
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@RebeccasFarm (74147)
• United States
24 Sep
Oh dear what a nuisance I am sorry Erly
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
25 Sep
@RebeccasFarm it's been years now that we suffer water outage.
@sol_cee (32769)
• Philippines
23 Sep
Doesn’t the university reimburse what you spent for your cellphone load?
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Sep
@sol_cee, we are given 2,000 pesos load allowance monthly.
@thelme55 (76108)
• Germany
22 Sep
That is very annoying. I can cope with no internet but not without water. Why is it no water there? I hope the problems will be solve soon,
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Sep
@thelme55, water district's reason varies. It seems they're covering their laziness and false reasoning.
@Sojourn (13539)
• India
22 Sep
Why the citizens not complaining the municipal body for this prolonged water crisis.
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Sep
@Sojourn, people complained already. The city water district is managed by private agency and the MOA takes effect for 10 years before it will be managed back by the city government. The citizens thought it's privitized, so good service but ironical.
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Sep
@Sojourn you're so right the private operators of water district might have corrupted the people.
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@Sojourn (13539)
• India
22 Sep
@cacay1 Privatisation should have mobilised these things quickly , but it seems the case is just the opposite here. Maybe a big corruption is going on which the citizens are not aware of.
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@Beestring (5915)
• Hong Kong
21 Sep
We had water outage once in a while mainly for pipe maintenance reasons. It lasted for about 7 hours. We got notice in advance so we can store some water and buy bottled water.
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Sep
@Beestring, there's also noticed here but sometimes we run out of stock. Water is back at dawn 2 am to 5 pm, after that no more, the same procedures.
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@Beestring (5915)
• Hong Kong
22 Sep
@cacay1 That's very inconvenient.
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Sep
@Beestring yes, at the extreme.
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