Two kids on assignment in New Delhi for several years...
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Water in India
by Evan Sayer
There are three different kinds of water in India. The kind that we should drink is in the bottled water that comes in a huge bottle (25 litres).
It is 100% pure water from "Aquafina." There is also the water from the kitchen RO filter. R.O. stands for, "reverse osmosis."
We use this water for cooking and for things that need boiled water like vegetables and tea. And then there is the tap water which you should never drink!
It sometimes smells like rotten eggs. We use the tap water for washing our hands, doing dishes, laundry and taking a shower.
When you take a shower, if you want hot water you need to turn on the "Geyser" (pronounced "geezer").
It takes 20 minutes for the water to heat up in this. You have to remember to turn it off BEFORE you get in the shower because the geyser is electric!
And of course, last but not least, there is the ice in the freezer. We use the bottled water to make our ice cubes.