In the condo, the water bill was paid through our condo fees. There is only a meter for the entire condo, not for each house. In Mexico, usage often determines the amount that one is charged per kilogram, or cubic meter, of kilowatt. The less one uses, the less one pays. With the entire water usage being metered for the 110 homes and all the common area, El Parque paid the very most per cubric meter of water. Here, our water is metered for our use only, so the cost is much less.
That's nice, but who cleans the water storage units. We got our favorite plumber from Chapala to come all the way here. He speaks great English and isn't going to tell us the cheapest way that might be sort of OK. He will tell us the truth about what needs to be fixed. He came and told us that the tinaco and the ajibe hadn't been cleaned in a long time. He also said that the system needed a better pump and a different connection system. He didn't want us trying to climb up on the roof to make the system switch when necessary. So, the team is here today doing just that ... cleaning out the two storage systems and putting in a new pump and piping process.