Tuesday, October 27, 2009

In Teeming India, Water Crisis Means Dry Pipes and Foul Sludge

In New Delhi, India, citizens are facing water problems. Many days, there is almost never running water in the pipes. As such, people are forced to call private water tankers for water, and repeatedly calling them over and over again because many times, they won't show up, and when they do, it takes a very long time.
India's rivers are highly polluted, there is trash and waste chemicals everywhere in the water, so clean water is hard to come by naturally. New Delhi isn't the only Indian city with this problem. Many cities nationwide are having troubles in maintaining sanitation and long-lasting water supply. 2.1 million children (under the age of 5) die each year due to unsanitary water.

1 comment:

  1. This article is a very tough one to read. Its sad that 2.1 million children under the age of five years are dieing each year due to unsanitary water.