Sights of Our Times: Purified Water Delivery

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Here’s your illustrated Guatemalan Spanish word of the day: Garrafón for demijohn.

Purified water was deemed to be an essential service and its distribution was never interrupted. Purified water is distributed for homes and business in 5-gallon demijohns as shown here. Each garrafón costs Q15 to Q16, or about US$2 per container.

How is purified water sold in your corner of the world?


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