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    Default are we in a water crisis?

    Is DR in awater crisis and how will that affect foreigners?

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    Quote Originally Posted by businessdr View Post
    Is DR in awater crisis and how will that affect foreigners?
    it will affect foreigners the same way it affects other human life form. when there is no more water, then air will come out of your pipe, just like it is doing where i live. we are in the throes of El Nino, and the entire region will be having droughts until, maybe, next year. there isn´t much water around any more.

    so, yes, gringo is not going to have his golf course as lush and green as he would like to have it. problem there is that it takes 600,000 gallons of water, per day, to irrigate an 18 hole golf course. he will have to cut down on his use of water, since foreigners use roughly 10 times the amount of water as locals. the swimming pools might not be as nice and spiffy, but there is always the ocean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by businessdr View Post
    Is DR in awater crisis and how will that affect foreigners?
    there is a plan to eradicate all gringos in DR and liquidate them. literally. extract all the water from their bodies and use it to fill up reservoirs. run away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tashi Siu's Dad View Post
    ....the fluid would fit in a "Dixie Cup"!
    not if you extract the beer and other intoxicants and process it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    there is a plan to eradicate all gringos in DR and liquidate them. literally. extract all the water from their bodies and use it to fill up reservoirs. run away.
    It worked in "Dune." "A man's life is his own; his water belongs to the tribe."

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    Depends what area you live in. Punta Cana for example has been receiving a pretty normal amount of rain in the past few weeks. Not so with other areas of the country. When you say foreigners, do you mean expats or foreigners on vacation? Most hotels have wells or access to good amounts of water. Those that live here might need to call in a water truck or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tashi Siu's Dad View Post
    They'll just drink more Presidente and Brugal and not water their lawns...
    Not that most people would dare drink tap water here.

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    Yesterday, Tuesday 21 July 2015, the water system could only provide 329.74 million gallons of water per day n a normal daily supply of water is 400 million gallons. This deficit of 71 million gallons of water per day is expected to increase and CAASD simply cannot distribute water that it simply does not have.
    Pulled from the news story on the left side of the DR-1 home page.

    We had to buy water at the hotel about a month ago and the $3K filled the cistern. We had to buy it again about two weeks ago and the price was still $3K but the cistern was filled less than half full. Ladrones. But a hotel is sort of required to provide water to guests. I can let the lawn and gardens brown out, but I can't tell 29 Americans that they can't take showers or flush their toilets and that we won't be washing their sheets & towels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    Not that most people would dare drink tap water here.
    Tap water or purified water, in the end it's the same source, just an extra step of purification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by businessdr View Post
    Is DR in awater crisis ...?
    Yes.
    We live in Samaná where normally rain fall is ample.
    However, in 20 years I have not seen the landscape so dry as it is now.
    We urgently need rain, a lot of it...

    Disponen más restricciones a Junta de Regantes para el uso del agua

    donP

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