Potable water crisis at Sontek

  • A man carries a pitcher filled with water from a pump at Sontek of Donia in Dhaka's Jatrabari as the residents of the neighbourhood have been suffering from a crisis of drinking water for a long time. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A man carries a pitcher filled with water from a pump at Sontek of Donia in Dhaka's Jatrabari as the residents of the neighbourhood have been suffering from a crisis of drinking water for a long time. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Women queue for water at a pump at Sontek of Donia in Dhaka's Jatrabari as the residents of the neighbourhood have been suffering from drinking water crisis for a long time. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Women queue for water at a pump at Sontek of Donia in Dhaka's Jatrabari as the residents of the neighbourhood have been suffering from drinking water crisis for a long time. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Men and women stand in separate queues for water at a pump at Sontek of Donia in Dhaka's Jatrabari as the residents of the neighbourhood have been suffering due to a crisis of drinking water for a long time. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Men and women stand in separate queues for water at a pump at Sontek of Donia in Dhaka's Jatrabari as the residents of the neighbourhood have been suffering due to a crisis of drinking water for a long time. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Men and women stand in separate queues for water at a pump at Sontek of Donia in Dhaka's Jatrabari as the residents of the neighbourhood have been suffering due to a crisis of drinking water for a long time. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Men and women stand in separate queues for water at a pump at Sontek of Donia in Dhaka's Jatrabari as the residents of the neighbourhood have been suffering due to a crisis of drinking water for a long time. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Residents collect water from a pump at Sontek of Jatrabari's Donia as the water supplied by Dhaka WASA is unusable. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Residents collect water from a pump at Sontek of Jatrabari's Donia as the water supplied by Dhaka WASA is unusable. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Residents collect water from a pump at Sontek of Jatrabari's Donia as the water supplied by Dhaka WASA is unusable. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Residents collect water from a pump at Sontek of Jatrabari's Donia as the water supplied by Dhaka WASA is unusable. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A man covers his head with a jar to protect him from the scorching sun as he waits with others in queues to fetch drinking water from a pump at Sontek of Donia in Dhaka's Jatrabari. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A man covers his head with a jar to protect him from the scorching sun as he waits with others in queues to fetch drinking water from a pump at Sontek of Donia in Dhaka's Jatrabari. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A woman returns home by a rickshaw with water collected from a pump at Sontek of Donia in Dhaka's Jatrabari as the residents of the neighbourhood have been suffering from a crisis of drinking water for a long time. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A woman returns home by a rickshaw with water collected from a pump at Sontek of Donia in Dhaka's Jatrabari as the residents of the neighbourhood have been suffering from a crisis of drinking water for a long time. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Children help their families by carrying water home from a pump at Sontek of Donia in Dhaka's Jatrabari as the residents of the neighbourhood suffer due to a crisis of drinking water for a long time. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Children help their families by carrying water home from a pump at Sontek of Donia in Dhaka's Jatrabari as the residents of the neighbourhood suffer due to a crisis of drinking water for a long time. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove