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    Default Alternative to bottled water?

    Carrying botellones into the house gets rather tiresome after a while.

    Anyone tried using a water buffalo instead?
    Experiences - good/bad?

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    I always preferred tipping the kid from the colmado $20 for bringing 2 new botellones over and never touching the darn things myself, but then again, I was just a stupid gringo.

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    Default ecoligical water filters

    The wife of the owner of Jamaca de Dios here in jarabacoa sells a kind of stone (ceramic, clay) waterfiltering system which works perfectly.

    You fill the top half with tap-water, it filters down to the bottom half and you have perfectly drinkable water. Once every so often you have to clean the bottom of the tophalf to get rid of the residue...

    Loads of people here use them, and they have recently started a factory of those in Haiti to help the local people there...

    They sell them for around 800 pesos here, and it is worth the money...

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    Another Alternative.....PRESIDENTE

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    800 pesos for clean water ? maybe it starts out cleaner in jarabacoa - has anyone tested the water so to speak

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    in jarabacoa they get their water from the mountains. they have a spigot at the top of that waterfall salto de jimenoa that they turn to turn off the water in a rainstorm to prevent sediment from getting into peoples houses

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    ah so probably not so good for the rest of us to try the stone method

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    Quote Originally Posted by RacerX View Post
    in jarabacoa they get their water from the mountains. they have a spigot at the top of that waterfall salto de jimenoa that they turn to turn off the water in a rainstorm to prevent sediment from getting into peoples houses
    Hogwash, Jarabacoa water comes from pinar quemado.

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    What about rainwater? That's what they do in New Zealand.

    Collect it off the roof, filter it, boil it and you have pure drinking water.

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    the ceramic filters do not filter biological baddies...It just gets the dirt and such. Clean polluted water is what you get if not careful.

    HB

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