WATER Water on the Island is scarce as there are no natural water sources! We either use the water produced by the desalination plant (TOWN WATER), which is very expensive or rainwater that is collected and stored in two tanks under the house (90 cubic meters in total when full) The water is usually from the tanks so DO NOT drink the tap water. Buy bottled water. The water in the fridge dispenser should be filled with bottled water. There is a small ice maker or use the little ice trays. You can purchase ice in most supermarkets on the island. Try not to use water unnecessarily.
ELECTRICITY The voltage is 220v and 60hz (not 50hz) There are small 220v to 110v transformers in one of the blue plastic baskets in the lounge cupboard plus some USA to French plug adaptors, chargers and spare batteries. FUSE BOXES
MAIN CIRCUIT BREAKER: In TOP fuse box under wall carpet in lounge near the toilet.
KITCHEN/LOUNGE CIRCUIT BREAKERS: In BOTTOM of the same fuse box.
BEDROOM CIRCUIT BREAKERS: In fuse box behind the TV in bedroom SABA.
SPA CIRCUIT BREAKER: In the utility room.
POOL CIRCUIT BREAKER: In the pool pump room under the terrace.
If a fuse trips this is what you can do: FIRST Check the MAIN CIRCUIT BREAKER in the top box in the lounge. Check that the main circuit breaker has not flipped as well. Turn it on. If that flips off again check the other fuseboxes (start with the box under the main use box) and turn off the main (left) fuse in each. Find the Fuse box with the tripped fuse (it will be up). The fault is on that circuit so you can ignore the other fuse boxes. In the fuse box with the fault, flick up (off) all the fuses including the main fuse (the far left one). Turn on (flick down) the main fuse first. If the MAIN fuse flicks up again there is an important error on that circuit so call Eric Magras. If not then turn on (flick down) each fuse one by one. If nothing happens flick that fuse up (off) again and move to the next fuse. Repeat. If one of the fuses will not stay down the fault is continuous on that circuit. You can safely turn on all the other fuses but do call Eric Magras.