I dreaded the idea of ever moving again. Last year, we moved twice already. This month we plan to move again if our request will not be granted- a request for water!
You may wonder why do we ever moved to a house that doesn’t have water? Good question but let me first lay-out to you what really happened.
When we moved before, we overlooked the water system area. We thought that when you live in a big city in Thailand- Hatyai City particularly, all water system is taken care of by the water district. We’re wrong! The water came from a deep well pumped electrically. Every time the water tank dried up, we need to operate the pump and it produces deafening sound! It made me sick!
When a new house was finished one block away from us we inquired if it’s for rent. It happened that I knew the owner (he happened to be my church mate in the first Christian church I attended the first time I’m in Thailand) and he said that the source of water for his house is from the water district, we got interested to move once he already had the water. A month after , he approached us that we could now moved to his house. I thought the water district already started their service so we signed contract. That’s the time that we knew that the request is not yet processed so for the meantime we’ll just used the electric pump he installed to draw up water from the well. It’s fine with me because the electric pump doesn’t produce a deafening sound unlike the other one.
After almost two months living in this clean new house, the water dried up and the problem arises! We don’t have water anymore and the only solution we have is to fetch water from the owner’s house- a 5-minute drive away by motorcycle. I’m so frustrated at first! I never expected this thing to happen. I feel like a stupid fool-living in a house without water. We waited and waited for the water district to reply to the owners request until after another 2 months my patience come to an end. We told the owner that if this MARCH, the water district will not reply to his request for a start service, then we will move out and we need to get our deposit too!
Yesterday we received a letter from the Hatyai Water District.They’re going to start our residential water service on the 29th of March! I felt so relieved and so happy with that news. It’s now settled that we’ll not move again. It’s time to purchase sofa in our living room where we could snug warmly and comfortable, a portable steel kitchen sink and some kitchen storage hardware and kitchen accessories Finally, it’s now time to decorate our room too.
I just knew that in this side of town, we’ll be the first residence to have water from the water district instead of from the deep well and the owner is paying a large chunk of his money to start the residential water service. It’s a confusing fact to me, you know. The people lived in a big city next to a mall but their water system is still traditional.
Looking for a house here in Hatyai City? Check for the WATER!