|Free Flowing Natural Water|
Now I'd understand better when I hear someone say "water is life." There has not been a single drop of running water in my area for about four days now. Water board announced that they were having problems and that by Saturday water will begin to run again. Saturday ran by, Sunday crawled along and now, Monday has arrived. Today is a working day and people are really in need of pure portable water.
Now, to you Water Board, *a promise not kept* and to
us the users, suffer for leaving taps running and not reporting broken pipes on time. For water wasters who leave their taps running and go to work, learn now to manage water!. To obedient users like muah who are always conscious and wanting to save water, just bear it OK? Right now, I am worried, people do not know what to do if this water scarcity keeps dragging on like this.
Without electricity, life goes on, although in a very uncomfortable and painful way but, at least life goes on grudgingly. I can survive without Television viewing, without using electrical appliances in general. For us women who love to cook, preparing meals will take longer than usual. For those who cook with electric cookers, Kerosine stoves and gas cookers will become the replacement. For those who bath with hot water, gas or the Nigerian hot sun can do the job of heating their water. The hot sun can blow dry our hair, LOl. If you cannot sleep without Electric fans and air conditioners, I hear there are kerosine fans in the market. If you cannot browse or blog without charging your laptops and phones, the car charger should solve that problem for you. Your bread can be toasted in a hot fry pan or sun *wink* Basically, I think that I can frown facingly survive without electricity.
If you live in Nigeria, you will know that here we are not that spoilt o. We have been well trained by The Nigerian Electric Power Authority + Power Holding Company Of Nigeria ( I am confused which name to go with). We have grown to learn how to survive without electricity. For the stubborn people who cannot take it, generators are everywhere on sale and may even be among the fastest selling items here. The I better Pass My neighbour type is noisy but readily available and affordable. When power goes off,, generators take over, polluting the air in turns. With this hard training, we can squeeze facedly survive without electricity.
This year, or perhaps during the rainy season, NEPA shocked us all as there was light as has not been in a looooonng time. There has been so much improvement. It looks too good to be true. We fear that around Christmas they may revert back to old ways. But, on the whole, people have saved money that would have been used on diesel and fuel. I can't think of another waste link like spending to keep a generator running.
It is expensive! So, kudos to NEPA. Back to you water board. Can you survive without water?
If given the option to choose between water and electricity in just one week, I will definitely pick water. Water is not what one should ration or manage. In case Water board cannot do something about it this first few days of the week, they should come around and dig pit toilets for people*wink wink* Buying water to flush cannot be fun.
|A water reservoir|
Water reservoirs are beginning to run dry, We are almost in panic mode. Now that NEPA is behaving not badly, Water board is trying to behave badly. Can't everything just work well at the same time? which one? I'd rather I don't have light for one week than not have water for a day.
Ok, now I am thinking of bore-hole water, is it safe to drink without boiling? "Stupid question" I guess?