January 25, 2008

Complainfest continues

I am not normally a cranky person, but my experience this weekend put me back in the cranky mood. First the missing parcel, now the water shortage! This afternoon when I turned the faucet to wash my hands, I got only a little dribble which quickly falls off to almost nothing. This is not the first time I have been experiencing inconveniences with water supply. Having no running water means washing up, having a bath and flushing the toilet and cleaning become all a bit more difficult.

As usual the Utility Board only became aware of the problem when customers started to report that they had no running water. These piped water supply interruptions are not unusual in Jakarta. My worst experience was last year during the flood where I was without clean water for 10 days. I had to evacuate to my sister house in Bogor until the water resume to normal. Now, I always fill up the reserved water tank, the bath tub, and the buckets in case the water is not running in the morning. The water has come back on as I write this entry but water pressure remains very low. ARRRRGGGHHHHHH! I think I will go insane!!!SmileyCentral.com

6 comments:

Fun said...

aku jadi inget masa2 ngekos dulu.. waktu banjir, air tak ada... mo pipis, siram pake air galon..hikshiks mandi? boro2...kaga mandi.. hikshiks jadi ingat derita kaga ada air.. :)

Anna Rochanti Madden said...

Poor you Elyani. Hopefully you will get the packet soon and the water will be normal again.

adit said...

Yikes, one of the worst thing to have is not having clean water...

has it been fixed yet?

Elyani said...

Hi Adit,

Thanks for stopping by. Yes, it has been fixed but the flow pressure remains low. Better than nothing.

Finally Woken said...

At least you have a choice of 'buying' water gallons from people who usually go around the residential complex, right?

Well, our hot water stops working here, in the middle of winter! The Scottish gas company promised to come and fix it last Wednesday, then they reschedule it to today. In the mean time, we must have shower with lukewarm water. Or go to gym. Huh!

eka said...

Sama ... Kirain cuman Denpasar. Kalo pagi ma suami judulnya : "berbagi air" hihih .. secara masih mengandalkan PDAM !!

Eka
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