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Where’s the Water?

In a third world country like Nicaragua, a lot of homes don’t always have the luxury of having water at the turn of a handle at the faucet like we do in America. We are lucky enough to live in the states where we have water readily available.

In my most recent trip to Nicaragua in 2009, I noticed that a lot of homes had large tubs above their homes. I had no idea what was in these tubs, but I asked my uncle. He explained that in Nicaragua, they turn off the water supply after 8AM. These water tubs are used to supply water to certain homes that can afford them and are hooked up to the pipes that give water and will supply water throughout the day. Continue reading →