Making the switch
Here is some useful information in case you find yourself living on Ambergris Caye and switching your utilities from one apartment to another in the same building. Thanks to Cindy I caught a ride to town and we both went to Belize Electricity Limited to close out our old accounts ask for final readings and for me to switch to our new apartment (her old one). The $200 Deposit that we paid when we first got into the building will be used against the bill for our old place. The woman at the BEL office (also named Cindy) said we would owe little if anything once they did a final tally. For getting our new account – there was a $40 service charge and a $50 deposit.
When we were done at BEL Cindy dropped me off at the Belize Water Services Limited and headed back to work. The woman behind the counter looked a bit puzzled when I said that I wanted to switch accounts within the same building. After checking with someone else the new person told me that it would cost me $20 to close out one account and have the other one turned on and that had to be paid before they would do anything. While at the water company I got a chance to catch up with Quicksilver Dianne and Handyman Eddie.
Side note: I had a letter for both BEL and BWSL from our Landlord stating that we were moving apartments so that made it easier. Luckily I knew the tenant’s name previous to Cindy for our new apt as I needed that to sort us out at the water company.
Later this afternoon the sky was looking pretty cool and I needed a break from my desk so I went up on the roof to snap a few pics.