Many homes in Guanajuato, and I assume all over Mexico, do not have the pressurized water systems we are used to in Canada or the US. Instead, city water is pumped up to a large cistern on the roof (see black and white tanks in picture – credit to Ted McGrath) of the house, and the house pulls water from the cistern as required. The rub here is that it is all gravity-fed! There’s no pump that pressurizes your water system.
I was looking for a good YouTube video that explains how this works, and learned that New York actually makes use of the same systems with over 10,000 of these tanks around the city.
Here’s a link to the video on New York’s systems done by NYCTV; I’ve pre-set it to run at the explanation portion.
Author: Luke Butler
Luke is the less attractive half of the Flipping Moons founders, a proud husband, father, and thinks way too much.