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Looking out my Backdoor: What you gonna do when your well runs dry?

 

March 21, 2019



Three weeks and counting. Two deep wells supply the municipality of Etzatlan with water. One of the city well pumps quit working. Died the good death after a life of service to his community.

Down on the lower edge of town, we in my neighborhood experienced an extreme decrease in water pressure. We had no idea or thought of concern to what was occurring up on the hillsides. A week passed before we were aware of a problem. Until our own water ran out.

I took immediate measures to conserve. Short showers every other day. Laundry piles grew high in the bodega. Flowers gasped with thirst....



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