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  1. We have lived in lower Riberas for more than 10 years. Our house is over 25 years old. We've had no problems with the water supply. We have a filter system coming into the property, and a drinking water filter system in the kitchen. We have a couple of garafons of water in reserve in case they are needed , but haven't had to use them. (We used bottled water for cooking and drinking before we got our kitchen filter system.) There was some work on the sewer system down the street this winter, and we had to conserve water somewhat for a day or so, but that's been the extent of water shortage.
  2. Thanks, barrbower. I thought it might be something like that.
  3. When I walk my dog on Av de la Ribera in Riberas, for the past 3 or 4 days I've seen the Chapala police parked outside a particular house, with at least one cop outside with a walkie talkie. Don't know if they are there all day, but they've been there every day. Does anyone know the story? Just curious.
  4. I booked this young man besed on your recommendation. We have 2 dogs...one needed a bath and grooming, the other just a nail trim. He was punctual, excellent with the dogs, inexpensive, and pleasant. I highly recommend his service.
  5. We went with Tecno Aqua, though I'm sure the other company would have been as thorough, prompt and careful. We have drinking water again, and our cupboard under the sink is dry!
  6. Does anyone know someone who does power washing? We have a cement pad patio with ridges put into the cement to provide traction, but which also fills with dust and dirt which won't come out with a hose and wire brush. We'd like someone to come and give it a good clean. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
  7. Thanks for the responses. We had a technician come to the house and diagnose the problem. He'll return today with the part needed, and hopefully will end this saga.
  8. We've just had a reverse osmosis system installed under our kitchen counter by a 'contractor' who claimed he knew what he was doing. He's been back 3 times to repair a leak coming from one of the connecting hoses. We're so done with him, and would like to know if anyone knows someone qualified to look at the installation, find the leak problem and fix it. Thanks
  9. I've cleared out our bodega and have some stuff, mostly wood, that I'd like to get rid of. The garbage guys have not taken it, and no one garbage picking seems interested, no matter how I've tried to put it out and hope it goes. Is there a public dump where I can take this stuff? It's not really suitable for recycling or even burning in a fireplace. Mostly pressboard and such. About a car trunk worth. I'm in Riberas. Thanks.
  10. The contrast between Walmart and Soriana is becoming more and more evident. At Soriana, I can walk through the aisles without stepping over cartons and workers sitting on the floor. There is more than one checkout open. Staff is not overly friendly, but not surly either. Prices are comparable, and I can usually find what I would go to Walmart for. We live in Riberas, so it's not much longer to drive there. Vegetable section is about the same (lack of) quality as Walmart. It's my go-to supermarket now with Pancho's or Fresh Market for veggies.
  11. Thank you both. Very helpful advice.
  12. I'd like to have my off-white cotton quilt dyed yellow or green to disguise a small stain. Does anyone know a laundry that will do this, or, alternatively, where I can buy washing machine dye to do it myself?
  13. When we used to come down for the winter, in the 'before times', I would annually visit the stall on the Chapala malecon that had a huge variety of cotton casual clothing at excellent prices. I believe the woman who owned the stall/shop was named Alicia. I know that, when we were last here, in 2020, she had moved to the other side of the road while the town was rebuilding the premises she occupied. When I looked for her stall this week, I could not locate it. Can anyone tell me if this woman is still selling her clothing, if she's moved, or if she is no longer in business? Thanks.
  14. I've been told sprinkling this on a dogs food will help in fighting fleas. Does anyone know where I can get it locally? I don't want ordinary yeast for bread making. Thanks.
  15. I have lost one of our keyless entry and starter fobs for our Kia Soul. Does anyone know of a place who can supply and configure a fob without me resorting to the dealership in Guadalajara? Thanks
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