Last week, I talked about several things in the Philippines that were “high pressure.” Mostly, that has referred to driving in the Philippines, where you are constantly under pressure to pay attention to what is happening on the road around you. It is stressful, and high pressure, at least in my opinion.
Today, I want to talk about something that is certainly low pressure. I’m talking about water. I don’t recall ever living in any house in the Philippines that had adequate water pressure. It is always a problem of getting enough water pressure to enjoy a good shower, or do other things that require a good amount of water pressure.
I am told that there are areas that have adequate water pressure, but so far I have not experienced it. Davao has good water – it is potable, fresh, and won’t make you sick. You can drink straight from the tap, and it tastes good too! The only problem I have with Davao City Water District (DCWD) is that they can’t seem to give enough pressure!
This morning, I was getting ready to take a shower, and Feyma warned me… “Honey, you might not be happy with the water pressure, when I showered there was barely any water coming from the shower head.” Oh well… I took my shower, and it was kind of OK. Not a huge amount of pressure, but enough to get by on. At least I am happy that I have hot water, because when I lived in GenSan, I had to take cold showers. I find that uncomfortable. Can you imagine, here in the boonies of Mindanao we have hot water? I have heard from expats in Cebu that they are still suffering with those cold showers every day (Rusty, are you listening?).
If only we could get some decent water pressure, I’d be a happy man!
Normally, I’d say that I like the feeling of not being under excess pressure. When it comes to water, though, I want it to be high pressure!