We have an intermittent water supply here in Kasulu – we usually have water for some hours each day (or night) but when it comes on and off is unpredictable. Therefore good bucket management is essential – the following description gives an introduction to the system.
To have a shower : take the medium green bucket from the bathroom, and fill it with hot water from the tap in the back kitchen which connects to the outside tank (if we have lit the fire that day) – then use this bucket to fill the other, matching green bucket in the bathroom. If it’s too hot top it up from the large green bucket in the bathroom, using the small green bowl – then use the pulley to hoist the second green bucket over the bath. However to flush the loo use the water from the large green bucket (as before) using the green bowl – but should there not be enough water left in the large bucket use one of the blue buckets in the kitchen to fill it again. The drinking water is in the red bucket in the kitchen, only ever to be used with the red jug – unless you want water to clean your teeth when you should fill the green mug in the bathroom from the red bucket in the kitchen. If the drinking water runs out, Alastair will connect the filter from the medium green bucket to the red bucket via the blue pipe. Washing clothes is done in the blue bowl using water from the very big blue bucket in the back kitchen…..
All visitors are invited to complete the NVQ in bucket management before arrival; and we would like to congratulate all our guests so far on their success with the system. The first prize goes to Bishop Mary from California, for her diligence in learning it in just 3 days!