We recently had a WAPA water purification system installed in our Puerto Cayo home. We worked with Don Atkins to get the quote on the system including installation. After the price was negotiated and firmed up, Kostia installed the system into our house. Mobusa is an authorized distributor of the WAPA water purification systems. More information can be found at http://www.imbmobusa.com/english/id87.html Kostia@agua-wapa.com is the email address of the gentlemen who installed our unit.
But what makes the system so great? I have plenty of reason to love it now! I have long hair and the hard water before caused my hair to tangle and dried it out to a straw-like mess. With the new system, my hair is back to feeling like hair and not straw. The clothes come out of the washer cleaner and softer. But, of all the things that I love best is the fact that we can drink the water in the house. Our plants love the cleaner water – even they have started to grow faster and greener. I can USE the ice I make!!!!!! No more running to the Tienda just for a bag of ice. I can wash my food items in the sink and they come out cleaner than they went in – unlike before.
So what is the big deal? The builder of our home provided a huge cistern, but never installed any type of filter between the cistern and the faucets. To explain, the cistern had a very heavy cement lid, which is the norm for here unless you have a wooden one. But, the crickets and rolly polly bugs LOVED the under side of the damp, warm lid. So, every time we opened the lid, the bugs dropped into our cistern. If one were to have had a filter (at the very least and really quite inexpensive here) between the cistern and the holding tank, hot water heater, etc., this might not be too bad. But, the problem was that the bugs would die, drop to the bottom, where they would be sucked up into the house plugging nearly every faucet in the house. For this reason, we never really came out of the shower feeling clean, you certainly did not want to put your food in such water, and you would never let this water touch your lips. So having the system has given us freedom from the big blue water jugs – unless the power goes out, but we can live with that for the small periods of time that it happens.