Getting water to your lot on the coast of Ecuador

Before we could even think about building anything here on the coast just south of Manta, Ecuador, we had to get water to the lot by hiring residential plumbing services who can build pipes inside the property.

Electricity can come later.

Like with most things in Ecuador, its usually either ridiculously easy or extraordinarily difficult making plumbing services a good choice to avoid this headache. for your luck we have the perfect plumbing service here.

Thankfully, this time it was easy.

Like usual in Ecuador, we asked our neighbors how they got water and found out there was a newly installed city line right near our property. Finally, it will be good to understand the factors that might affect, and what makes the best reverse osmosis system, if performance and value for money are important to you. The water softening process is accomplished by a chemical cation exchange that replaces the calcium and magnesium in your water with a equivalent number of sodium or potassium ions. During the softening process, your household water passes through the resin bed, and the magnesium and calcium contained in the water are removed. A given sized resin bed has a fixed capacity to remove hardness before it needs to be regenerated to full capacity in order to continue to provide softened water (for example, one cubic foot of resin has the ability to remove 32,000 grains of hardness from your water). When the resin bed is nearing exhaustion, the control valve washes the resin bed, and draws salt containing solution from the brine tank through the resin. As the salt contacts the resin bed, the process of ion exchange occurs, and the magnesium and calcium (hardness) that was collected in the bed during operation is washed to drain. After a final rinse to remove the excess salt, the resin bed is again ready to provide softened water.That is why you should use best descalers for good and healthy water.

Septic system function is very straightforward. Your homes plumbing is piped into a in-ground storage tank. When wastewater enters this tank, the heavier solids settle to the bottom. Bacteria present in the storage tank digest the solids, breaking it down to a liquid. After this process is complete, relatively clear water is discharged from the primary tank into a second holding tank or distribution box. Water then re-enters the surrounding soil through a drainage field consisting of perforated underground piping. If the septic system is ever clogged a septic tank pumping company needs to be contacted for assistance.

The expats near us were Ok with letting us plug in but said they invested to bring the line where it was so they asked us to chip in with a one time “tip” of $180.

We paid it, and with their blessings we plugged right in with our “T” as you can see in the pic.

No meters yet in this area of town but they will soon be installed so I´m told.

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So for now the water is free.

In a previous property I owned south of here on the coast I was plugged into the city line and paid around $4 a month. Just one time I had to pay $26 since there was a leak, called the plumbing company to send someone to do the water leak repair and all went back to normal.

Gotta love Ecuador!

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