Monday, 25 April 2016

The water saga, final chapter

Remember the water saga? The long running saga that seemed to be without end? Well, as of May 1st, there will be an end to that saga and I will have proper drinking water. Yahoo, I hear you yell from across the pond. 

Let me just recap in short: last year March they did a test on the water and found it to be polluted. I got a phone call from the owner saying I shouldn't drink the water without boiling it first and that they would have it fixed within three weeks. In April last year I asked them when the water would be fixed. The plumbers... During the summer I asked when the water would be fixed. The plumbers... In November I asked when the water would be fixed. The plumbers... When I then said I thought I paid too much rent, they said I could move out. But, a day later she arrived, apologized and phoned the plumber. The day after that she phoned me and said it would get fixed after Christmas. 

January came: nothing. February: nothing. March: nothing. I was getting fed up and (finally) got in touch with a lawyer to see what my options were. I had to have things in writing first, so I wrote them an email: when was the water going to be fixed. The plumbers... But a few days later she emailed me saying that the plumbers had finally done part of their job. Still no date though. I felt however that I was due some compensation for being without drinking water so long and wrote them an email claiming part of my rent back (with the help of the lawyer). 

That was yesterday. This morning I got her answer: be out before May 1st (and before you say anything: she can do that)! 

So, I will have proper drinking water. Now it is just a case of finding out where, since I have to pack up and move and find a new place in the space of four/five days. But I will have clean drinking water! Yahoo!!!!


  1. Incredible. Good luck with your search. Take care.

  2. Oh, Mara, that's an awful saga. I hope you are able to find a new place that quickly, or you might have to move into a bus.
    Hugs from here,

  3. OMG, I am so sorry to hear this. Wishing you all the best in finding the perfect place to live. ((Hugs))

  4. Hari OM
    ..............*********#######%^^^^^^^^^^^^^...... unbelievabubble.......... Oh Mara, am sending all the positive vibes I can for your finding the next great place!!! (and sending just a 'spear' or two to the landperson).... YAM xx

    1. The spear to the landlady is very much appreciated. Although probably not so much by her.

  5. Wow! That is unbelieveable that you were treated that way. You were soooo patient too! If you were looking for an answer as to whether you should move I guess you just got it. We hope you find a great new place!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  6. It seems to be the same everywhere when it comes to plumbers ! I admire your patience !

  7. Hmmm. I am surprised that there aren't laws to protect you. Tenants here have to be given 2 or 3 months notice.

  8. Bummer! That is not a nice landlady..... And you had settled in nicely.... Wishing you the best in finding the good water place.


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