Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Everyday Ibiza: Water

When you're on holiday in Ibiza and your daily routine is something like beach-pool-bar-beach-restaurant-bar-club then the less exciting lives of island dwellers are probably the last thing on your mind.

So what do we do? We go to the 'well' to buy specially treated water at an economical €1 for 25 litres. Pretty well all day everyday there's a trickle (some say a stream) of people at the water fountain, next to the gas station, in San Rafael.
As our photos show, it's a functional affair, all plastic hoses and bottles, as the days of your wife walking home with a pot on her head are long gone.

Today's subject on the minutiae of Ibiza life is water. It arrives in our houses via mains pipelines, a well, or by tanker. For many of us, the water we receive isn't suitable for drinking or using in our dishwashers, coffee machines or kettles because it's so loaded with calcium.

Read more about Ibiza water

Next week on Everyday Ibiza – why butchers' shops all have chairs in them.

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