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Sunday, July 31, 2005

Vashi and the water situation

Here in Vashi, New Bombay, we've had very little running water in the taps since Tuesday. And the little that we did get has been brown. The rainwater I have been collecting from drums and buckets I have lined up under drains from the terrace seems to be much cleaner.

What's the water situation like in your neighbourhood?

Note: My family's situation was additionally complicated by a busted pump -- we couldn't get water into our overhead tank in the few hours that the NMMC did send water down the pipes. More fortunate neighours helped us with bucket-fulls sent from their own diminishing stock. The pump is fixed now, but there's been no company water flowing today