Would you take a bath...

...or even wash your cloths with the water from this well? ?

 

The families of the Chácara do Caqui Favela are supposed to do just that.

At least that is what they were told after the Council installed a single water tank last year to supply potable water for these poor families. The message was to use the tank supply for drinking water only, but to keep using the wells for bathing and washing water.

 

Would you...? Would they...?

 

The ground water is polluted with heavy metals and other poisonous residues due to 30 metres of decaying rubbish spread over endless achres of the now deactivated tip where some of these families used to work.

 

Shame on the authorities!

 

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Taken on December 6, 2008