In Cuba, this doctor’s home has running water for only one hour a day

Here’s a six minute video on what it’s like to be a doctor in Cuba.

At 4:53, when the doctor is at her home with her husband and their daughter, the narrator says:

“… they only have running water one hour a day…”

If that’s how Cuba treats its doctors, I wonder how they treat the average citizen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBC5w2O4jVI

February 28, 2020. Tags: , , , , . Communism, Health care, Sanitation. Leave a comment.

I live in Pittsburgh, and I just deliberately drank a cup of tap water without boiling it

After reading this article, I just went and drank a cup of water straight from the faucet without boiling it. I do not have a water filter.

I think the city’s call to boil water was not justified. The filter at the city’s water treatment plant would stop the giardia. Also, there was only one reading of low chlorine, and it was only slightly below the normal level. No giardia has been found in the water that has gone through the city’s filter. No cases of the illness have been reported.

I think the city cried wolf.

If there ever is a real need for a boil water alert in the future, this current incident will cause people to be skeptical and suspicious that there is a real need to boil water. The city goofed up.

 

February 2, 2017. Tags: , , . Pittsburgh. 1 comment.

Why has California chosen water shortages over desalination?

Israel has made the choice to turn its water shortages into surpluses by building lots of desalination plants. Desalination costs less than 40 cents per cubic meter, which is less than 1/6 penny per gallon. It’s so cheap that in addition to using desalinized water for residential uses, Israel also uses it for agriculture.

Meanwhile, California has chosen to have water shortages instead of building enough desalination plants.

Why did California make this choice?

February 1, 2014. Tags: , , , , , . Technology. 4 comments.