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Water deficit leads to consumption of dirty water

  • Yemris Fointuna

    The Jakarta Post

Kupang | Mon, September 17 2012 | 09:50 am

The current extended drought has forced thousands of people in some areas in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) to use whatever water they can get.

Local residents in Kupang, Timor Tengah Selatan and Timor Tengah Utara, are reportedly consuming unhygienic fecal-contaminated water from nearby dikes, as sources of fresh water have dried up in the last few weeks.

“We’re using dirty water fr...