March 17, 2011

I'm Going to the River to Get Water

My area in Urayasu is still without running water. In what seems like a throwback to a different era, my mother, brother and I went to the nearby river this morning to replenish our supply. Because of the low tide, I was forced to step inside the river and stand on the barnacles that clung in masses on the side of the concrete wall. Luckily they held quite firm.

The water looks unhygienic, and it probably is. The Self-Defense Forces come by in a water truck every day, so our drinking water is plentiful, but our main objective was to get water for the bathroom. Therefore, we weren't too bothered by the color. When this is all over, the term, "If it's yellow, let it mellow" will bring back uncomfortable memories.


lina said...

Glad to hear water trucks are coming and you have access to other means of water for the bathroom. No water for bathrooms visits can sure suck big time.

Sachiko Shiota said...

Lina, thanks! The water came back yesterday afternoon. I wish someone would design a toilet that doesn't require so much water. Those are the things you start thinking about when a daily necessity is cut off!