Residents Build Own Water Pipes in Drought-Hit Cape Town

As a high-level meeting by the Department of Water and Sanitation assesses whether the severe water restrictions in Cape Town and surrounding areas can be relaxed, residents of Siyahlala informal settlement in Khayelitsha, Cape Town banded together to install their own water pipes.

Residents of Siyahlala informal settlement in Khayelitsha prepare to install their own water taps.

Siyahlala residents dig trenches to bury water pipes for the informal settlement.

A resident draws water from one of the taps the community has installed.

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