Saturday, October 2, 2010


In Tiny Village I had well water. Well water that was full of sulfur and iron. I stopped buying white clothes, knowing I would never be able to keep them white. I bought water at the station in the grocery store that I put into 5 gallon jugs. If I needed ice, I bought it. I could never get my sink clean, because the water let a white film on it. My drinking glasses were permanently cloudy.
The water was heavily treated. We had a softener and a system that used hydrogen peroxide to get the sulfur out of the water. They helped, but it still wasn't "good" water. For 14 years, I lived with that water. The sulfur ate through the controls of my washing machine. I went through 3 machines and had major repairs between replacements. It ate the coils on the air conditioner. We went through 3 coils and finally had to replace the entire system. My sister wouldn't spend the night in my house, as the sulfur odor made her sick.
After 14 years, bad water was normal and to be expected. Then I moved to Capital. I can drink the water. I need less shower gel. Our new refrigerator gives me water and ice through the door. My glasses sparkle when they come out of the dishwasher. I had forgotten the joy of drinking ice water, of having ice in my ice tea, of being able to leave the sink sparkling clean. I am loving it. I will never again take good water for granted.

1 comment:

Miz Kizzle said...

Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land.
Proverbs 25:25