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West Bank Water!

Post by Major Thom » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:31 am

Is anyone else having water problems on the West Bank, the water is foul at the moment and ruins cooking baking coffee and tea's. Even if you run the water for 20 mins its still foul. I changed the filters yesterday but it did not alter this foul tasting liquid coming out of the taps.

Have gone out and purchased some bottled water today, at least you can get a decent cuppa.

Did find a way of getting the foul taste from your mouth though, chew a lump of Faham, the charcoal will soak up the foul taste in the water.



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Re: West Bank Water!

Post by jewel » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:43 am

The water problems are affecting the whole of Egypt MT I think you will find, and it will only increase along with the population and rising demand, the only water source is the Nile, and like the Jordan in Israel, is drying up, due to damming upstream.
The high increase in pollutants - heavy metals, fertilisers, pesticides, effluent etc make the situation even worse, alongside all the health problems.
Could it be your water is diverted from one of the irrigation canals? That may affect the quality also.
With climate change accelerating rapidly I think water will be the next huge problem facing countries like Egypt.
Of course SiSi did sign the deal with Ethiopia this year...... :tk

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Re: West Bank Water!

Post by carrie » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:42 am

No probs with water here in Gezira. Have you asked your neighbours? Might just be a local problem.

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Re: West Bank Water!

Post by Who2 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:42 am

Najar abu Ramadan, clear as crystal here… :cool:
Ps: Mind you it's a long and winding road to 'Jorfe City perhaps and quite likely there is a break in the pipe somewhere thereby allowing the infiltration of crap, just a surmisation on my part. Oh! and the summer is fast approaching.
Upon reflection it's probably the same little water pipe that supplied the three or four original hovels, one doubts that they laid in a new water main when they developed the 'City!
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Re: West Bank Water!

Post by BENNU » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:55 am

carrie wrote: Might just be a local problem.
The "West Bank problems" that are described on Luxor4u are usually local to Djorfe City.

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Re: West Bank Water!

Post by HEPZIBAH » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:09 am

I had to double check the date on the OP. Thought I'd had another attack of deja vu! :roll:
This time I think it was just my reasonably short term memory performing well.
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Re: West Bank Water!

Post by Bullet Magnet » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:11 am

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But instead of the ornate pond and fountain, dig a well, and have the pump move the water to the rooftop storage facility you should have in place by now.. :cg

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Re: West Bank Water!

Post by Who2 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:40 am

I think I know the answer!
The Fedliya canal has been in fast flood for two days now and is high I just had a look.
It runs from Esna down to Naga Hamadi and this is an unusual occurrence two days in a row, so perhaps this has something to do with your water down in Jorfe which has a sluice gate on the bend near La Galta I believe… :cool: just guessing!
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Re: West Bank Water!

Post by Who2 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:30 pm

My well is 43 meters down and is driven by two 1 x HP Italian pumps which are serviced yearly and now have 500 gallons of water 35 ft above my head which if I let it could worry me to death, especially living in a mud house, I have 2 german 48 watt solar panels and an ex-army foldable destructible solar panel and all the rest of the gear. I just don't have the batteries.
If this pump can achieve a height of that we are quids in, but I seriously doubt it.
Went to the 'dark side yesterday to investigate 2 stroke or 4 stroke water pumps, I'm thinking of starting our own village fire service, after last weeks little fiasco. only £75quid for a 2" inch Chinese pump.. :cool:
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Re: West Bank Water!

Post by Bullet Magnet » Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:24 pm

In order to pump the water higher, you can reduce the diameter of the pipe from the pump,
but of course, there is no rush to flash fill the roof tank, Shwaya shwaya... as there is at least 10 hours of sunlight. :cool:
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Re: West Bank Water!

Post by Brian Yare » Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:21 pm

David was having no problems with the West Bank water yesterday!

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Up at the Rest House yesterday their were complaints about the taste of tea and coffee. This was blamed on the inferior quality of the cheap sugar, but it could have been the water. The Stella tasted fine! :br

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Re: West Bank Water!

Post by Major Thom » Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:21 am

Normally changing the filters cures the problem especially on a 5 filter system, even if the mains water supply is foul, so don't know what is wrong at the moment.

I suppose the filters I got could be useless, but in 5 years i have not had any bad ones before.

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Re: West Bank Water!

Post by Robbo70 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:19 am

Read on line somewhere last night there had been a phosphate spillage in the nile at qena. Cant find the article now, but assume that would affect the taste?

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Re: West Bank Water!

Post by A-Four » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:49 am

Yes, this is true Robbo 70, it did happen in Quinna, apparently a barge carrying tons of the stuff had a problem at Dendera bridge. The government says there is no danger,...........that's what they think,............ when phosphate is mixed with water it can cause serious eye soreness, and you should avoid drinking such a mixture, at all cost.

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Re: West Bank Water!

Post by Mad Dilys » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:56 am

Surely Qena is downstream? 8)
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Re: West Bank Water!

Post by Bullet Magnet » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:57 am

But isn't Quinna and Dendera Downstream guys ? :tk

MD beat me to it .... :cool:

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Re: West Bank Water!

Post by Robbo70 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:03 pm

yeh, never was very good with my left and right, north and south etc. Ah well, just trying to find a helpful solution to the bad tasting water. Mine tastes like crap too, in St Helens, where its a bit heavy on the chlorine. Tastes like a swimming pool :lol:

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Re: West Bank Water!

Post by Mad Dilys » Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:27 pm

It always seems wrong to me that the Nile flows north. :urm:
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Re: West Bank Water!

Post by Bullet Magnet » Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:03 pm

Robbo70 wrote:yeh, never was very good with my left and right, north and south etc. Ah well, just trying to find a helpful solution to the bad tasting water. Mine tastes like crap too, in St Helens, where its a bit heavy on the chlorine. Tastes like a swimming pool :lol:
The trick is, to let the glass of water stand for a few moments, and the chlorine will evaporate off.

You can have an inline filter added to your cold water pipe in your kitchen that will clean the water, they work very well as we have one in work. The filter just needs changing every year or 2 depending on how much you use it.

http://www.uk-water-filters.co.uk/own_t ... ilter.html


Mad Dilys wrote:It always seems wrong to me that the Nile flows north. :urm:
Me too ! I always wondered how it seems to defy gravity and physics, running up hill. :tk
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Re: West Bank Water!

Post by jewel » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:45 pm

We have a reverse osmotic filter fitted...well worth the initial expense. Water tastes wonderful :)

http://www.uk-water-filters.co.uk/water ... mosis.html
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