Access to surface water: direct water collecting from rivers and lakes

Accessing surface water in Burkina Faso

Accessing surface water in Burkina Faso
Image Credit: Jeff Attaway, 2006 http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flickr_-_Jeff_Attaway_-_Water_Work.jpg

A widespread and common way of fetching water in developing countries is the direct access to surface water (from lakes and rivers). These access places to water as used for several purposes:

  • fetching water domestic use
  • cleaning of cloth
  • personal hygiene
  • washing cars, bikes, etc.
  • watering livestock

 Water pollution takes place exact where people fetch drinking water!

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