大多数村里，饮水不是通到每家每户。只送到街上。家庭饮水需要家庭妇女每天去取水。好 多地方每条街每天只供水一个小时。废水下水道在街上四处横流。饮用水容易受到污染。达拉玛尼 卡勒从检查孔里钻出来，污物沾满全身。一旁，索纳白把污物装在一个园篮子里。然后用头顶着送到街口。这个恶心的工作从天亮开始要持续十二个小时。印度大多数城市的下水道都是这么个清法。包括经济首都孟买。掏粪工使用铁铲，扫帚还有徒手每年疏通下水道污水管两次。季风到来前后各一次。
Man in filled sewer
Sewer drains. Ajmer. india
A typical village water scene.
In most villages, drinking water is not available to each home, but only to the street, requiring families (the woman) to fetch water every day.
In many places, each street might only have water for a couple hours each day,
Open waste water and sewers often run along the same paths and if the drinking water pipes and taps are not maintained (often the case in villages with few resources and/or awareness), then contaminated water can enter even if the source water is clean (not a sure thing itself!).
India – Rural – drinking water and waste water meet on the street
India*s sewer cleaners keep working despite ban on job
Devi Lal cleans a drain in New Delhi in 2012. A study found that 80% of sewage cleaners in India die before age 60 because of work-related health problems.
Dharamani Kale emerged from the manhole, sewage clinging to his body. Next to him, Sona Bai gathered haramani Kale emerged from the manhole, sewage clinging to his body. Next to him, Sona Bai gathered filth in a small round basket and carried it on her head to the end of the street. The unpleasant process had started at dawn and would continue for at least 12 hours.