Thursday, January 14, 2010

Critical water shortage

We have heard that all of Colombia is struggling with water issues, but what we see here in Barichara (Santander state) is that the reservoir where we get our water is dry. We have had no running water for several days, and over the last holiday weekend, even the water purchased in jugs was completely emptied out by all the visitors.
The garden, looking so lush while we could provide water to it, is now showing the horrible signs of drought. We have no idea when it might rain, and that is the only salvation.
Having new 'sanitarios' (toilets) is useless because we cannot use any water in them, so it is back to filling up post holes.
So if anyone out there is reading this, please align with my intention that we have rain all over Colombia right now, enough to fill up the reservoirs and provide relief for all living creatures, for the highest and best good of all concerned. So be it and SO IT IS... thanks.

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