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Turning on Taps a Risky Business in Zimbabwe

Inter Press Service: For three weeks Tavonga Kwidini and his wife Maria had no tap water in their home in Glen View, one of the many dry suburbs in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare. The couple was just about at the end of their tether when heavy rains came like a gift from the heavens. "We now harvest rainwater and that's what we use to bathe, drink and flush our toilets," Kwidini told IPS as he lined up his buckets underneath the roof of his house in anticipation of the January showers. Such has been his life since...