Potable Water from Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico
Clean drinking water is a problem for many countries all over the world.
Here in Ajijic, Lake Chapala we are very fortunate to have many sources of clean drinking water.
When we were first here 15 years ago we were told that most companies that sold bottled water got their water from the lake. This, of course, was not good news but after extensive research we learned that Aga Pureza could be trusted and their water was pure.
We still use this company which is now called Bonafort and we still have bottled water delivered to our door for 25 pesos per large bottle. The water is Chula Vista is said to be potable but we feel safer using bottled water for drinking.
Also all fruits and vegetable should be soaked in drops for 15 minutes before using. These drops can be purchased at any supermarket. We use tap water for this process as well as in all cooking.
Superlake, in San Antonio Tlayacapan, has all makes and manners of bottled water from the local brands to most imported designer bottles waters. You will see most people who are health conscious carrying a bottle of water with them wherever they go.
Many people install water purifiers on their kitchen faucets and jug water purifiers can be purchased at Walmart.
Also many areas purport to have agua potable or drinkable water.
There is a huge controversy up north about the value of bottled water but for us it has worked very well.
A lot of people coming to Mexico are frightened to death about the water here. Many to get what is aptly called Moctezuma’s Revenge (an unpleasant form of diarrhea).They stay away from salads, and ice cubes and drinking water in restaurants. For those visiting Ajijic, Lake Chapala, however, pills can be obtained to stave off this condition. Should you be so unfortunate as to contract this ailment the best solution is Immodium Plus.
Here in Ajijic, Lake Chapala most good restaurants are aware of our delicate constitutions when is comes to water and ensure the proper steps are taken to ensure our health and safety.
Newcomers may find it can take up to year before ones digestive system adjusts but be assured adjust it does.