People in Jakarta’s slums must pay nearly $1 per day for fresh water while living on less than $2 per day, and bath and wash clothes in murky gray water from fish ponds



Transferring drinking water from one pail to the next. People must pay the equivalent of up to $1 daily to buy clean water for drinking and cooking from vendors transporting water in jugs.Photo: Jefri Aries/IRIN

In Jakarta’s northern Muara Angke coastal area, a lack of access to piped water has forced people to bathe and wash clothes using murky grey water from fish ponds.

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