Feb 12, 2012, 3:11 PM
Post #23 of 43
There are no enforced public health laws or regulations down here. You are truly on your own to protect yourself and your family. The time zone listed in your profile is somewhere east of New York or Maine, so you are probably not in México.
Re: [whynotwrite] Cities with potable water?
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No one should post as a resident if they don't live here, the reading public might be deceived into thinking you know what you are talking about.
The one thing that can be said about the water supply anywhere in México is that it is unreliably potable. It might be OK one one day in the morning, and contaminated the next. You must do everything to protect yourself at all times.
As to shallow wells, the water from a shallow well is always suspect. A vacuum pump will only lift water a few feet at sea level. Shallow water is almost always contaminated with animal and bird droppings, urine, decaying dead creatures, etc.
I had my training in The state of California. In that state, it was required for a well to supply domestic water, to be drilled through at least two strata of impermeable rock. This necessitated using a siphon jet pump to raise the water to the surface. The average well for domestic service was 180 feet deep. They were always expensive.
About 4 years ago, the shower heads in my house started to stop up. I removed the shower heads to flush the pipes. Many small pieces of plastic came out. They looked like they might have been part of clear plastic bags, before they were chopped into small pieces when passing through a pump. I had to flush the plastic out of the pipes every 2 or 3 days for about a month.
City officials denied that there was any problem, and would do no investigating. You must use silver colloids In the water to soak all vegetables before cooking them, and to treat water in garafons here, A whole house water purification system is good insurance, and a very good thing to have installed.
Stay healthy, and do everyone a favor, and stay gone, or don't post about things you have no knowledge of.\
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