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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    Well, that's a deep subject.

    January and February were slightly below El Nino temp levels.

    I hope 5,000 gallons is enough to get between the outages until we get some rain.
    I think El Niño is responsible for the drought, mostly because other islands are facing the same problem. In parts of Puerto Rico people are complaining that they hardly get any potable water due to the drought. In fact, 80% of PR is suffering from some sort of drought. I´m sure something similar is probably happening in Cuba and Jamaica too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    I hope 5,000 gallons is enough to get between the outages until we get some rain.
    we have 8,000 gallons cistern and it has not failed us so far, not even in the worst times. but then there are only 2 of us (plus the zoo) and we leave the garden to our pibble, so no watering precious plants daily.

    wish you the best and hope things normalize soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    we have 8,000 gallons cistern and it has not failed us so far, not even in the worst times. but then there are only 2 of us (plus the zoo) and we leave the garden to our pibble, so no watering precious plants daily.

    wish you the best and hope things normalize soon.
    How many gallons would you go through in a normal month?

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    Apparently the DR has lost over 600 rivers and lakes in the last 20 years which seems like a crucial amount. We have had a relatively dry winter and when it does rain the ground is so hard due to it being dry it is not being soaked up by nature. We definitely could use more man made reservoirs here which would be a huge help during dry periods but we all know that one big issue is that many people don't pay for water. In the Sosua/Cabarete area Corraplata went years, even decades without issuing any bills so of course the majority of people were not paying and I can't say I blame them either. In recent years they have been getting a bit proactive about billing but also tried to backdate bills, some going back years to when the properties were owned by different owners. A real farce! Fortunately it is quite rare that we get water restrictions here though. It always makes me laugh when my family back in the UK say that they have been on water restrictions during the summer months, one of the wettest countries in Europe with hundreds or reservoirs and dams!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleMackey View Post
    How many gallons would you go through in a normal month?
    literally no idea. we get city water few times a week. in dry times we may get zero water for a month. at worst the water level was maybe half way. we don't waste any but don't ration it either. showers twice a day, about 4-5 loads of laundry a week, dish washing, regular cleaning. doggie gets through two buckets a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tee View Post
    Apparently the DR has lost over 600 rivers and lakes in the last 20 years which seems like a crucial amount. We have had a relatively dry winter and when it does rain the ground is so hard due to it being dry it is not being soaked up by nature. We definitely could use more man made reservoirs here which would be a huge help during dry periods but we all know that one big issue is that many people don't pay for water. In the Sosua/Cabarete area Corraplata went years, even decades without issuing any bills so of course the majority of people were not paying and I can't say I blame them either. In recent years they have been getting a bit proactive about billing but also tried to backdate bills, some going back years to when the properties were owned by different owners. A real farce! Fortunately it is quite rare that we get water restrictions here though. It always makes me laugh when my family back in the UK say that they have been on water restrictions during the summer months, one of the wettest countries in Europe with hundreds or reservoirs and dams!
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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    Yesterday it was on the news the the DR is facing critical water shortage and the reservoirs are way down.

    Our development has not had water from CORAAPPLATA since yesterday afternoon.

    So, I just called the Cabarete office of CORAAPPLATA and was told that we are going to receive water every other day. I have a cistern and a pump for such situations and our development requires all homes to have that set up in it's by laws. As long as the water is every other day and power is on, it would not be a major problem for me and those so equipped.

    (Unless of course they forget to turn it back on for days at a time. )

    Is anyone else's water being rationed in Cabarete?
    Come to Los Cerros - there is enough water flowing in the streets every day & all day and night from the water tank overflowing and a few leaky mains to supply the entire Residential Hispanola and Casa Linda with their daily needs including law watering and refilling pools

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    I wonder if the powers that be will figure out that this is a great time to dredge the reservoirs to make up for the (no) maintenance...

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    You would think with all the previous yrs of rain and flooding the rivers would be full

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    It is the sources of these rivers that are drying up, being turned into a reservoir or diverted. A stable river requires a stable source or it is nothing more than a temporary drainage ditch.

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