Monday, August 23, 2010

Aqua At A Discount

The water here is safe to drink.  It, like most other treated water, just doesn't taste good.  So we buy the large bottles.  Once you pay the 50 peso deposit on a 20 liter bottle, it's just a matter of exchanging for a full one at the cost of about 22 pesos, or $2.00 USD.
But there is another option we found just a few blocks from our house.
It's open 24/7 and that 22 peso, 20 liter bottle is all of a sudden just 8 pesos.  Just bring that empty bottle.
Here's how it works:
Easy peasy.  Just insert the empty, close the little door, insert coins, and out she comes!

Forget or lose the cap?  No problem as they have free replacements to match most major brands.

Just another little discovery to save some money.  Quite popular too as I had to wait for one other person to finish before I tanked-up, and there were two people behind me.  All probably wondering what the crazy Gringo was doing taking all those pictures.

More later,


Joanne said...

Larry, if you ever find you'd like home delivery again, we have a guy who delivers water to our house for 15 pesos each. He comes over as soon as we call. Very convenient. He speaks pretty decent English and is a really nice guy. Let me know if you want his number.

BigAssBelle said...

Hey! Cool!! I think there's one of those in Chelem. I have swallowed the Water Of Chuburna and lived to tell the tale, but it does indeed taste dreadful. Bottled H2O for me. lynette

Greg said...

Hey Larry,

This sounds like it is pretty easy, but... and this is just a suggestion... I'd omit the phrase "Easy PEAsy" when referring to drinking water! :^)

all the best,