This is a quick day to day report of activity from a silly American trying to do some good in West Africa.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Water: Liquid Life
So, one of the things that we have to take care of on the airfield is water. Water for washing, water for drinking, water for construction, etc. There are also three types of water that we use: pure water, tap water, and river water. Pure water is used for drinking and sometimes cooking. It comes in bags and is about 1 cedi ($0.60) for 15 500ml bags. Tap water is clean enough to drink but is more used for cooking and washing (dishes, clothes, and bodies). River water is a gamble and mostly used in construction. Do not drink the river water unless you're craving the runs or other random digestive issue.
Right now, we are very close to connecting up a pipe water supply, but until then we have to get our tap water from a neighbor who has main water access. His name is Bob. Now, I've been to Bob's place probably about close to 10 times now on water runs, but it didn't hit me until I nearly missed the road to his house that there was a great movie quote looming. For those of you who know me, I love movie quotes and working them into everyday situations. So, without further ado, please enjoy this twister reference: