• Short Summary

    Drought has brought famine and death to the arid north of Kenya. In the capital,?

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    Drought has brought famine and death to the arid north of Kenya. In the capital, Nairobi, water is also in short supply, but not because of the drought. A fast growing population has created a demand for water that the city authorities have found themselves unable to meet.
    A lowering of pressure has reduced the supply, and residents wasting water face fines of GBP 50 ($ 122). But in spite of the restrictions, communal taps in some parts of the city have been reduced to a trickle, forcing people to fetch untreated water form rivers and ponds.
    Half a million people now live in Nairobi and their demand for water is currently running at 18 million gallons (72 million litres) a day -- one million gallons (4 million litres) more than the Kabete Treatment plant can supply. A new reservoir is to be opened shortly at Gigiri to store water from the new Ghania River scheme at Ngethu, fifty miles (80 metres) from Nairobi. This will add another 8 million gallons (32 million litres) to the daily supply, which is expected to solve the city's water problems for some time to come.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA34IL4CQCVVA8IZI4QYWVX0JEX
    Media URN:
    VLVA34IL4CQCVVA8IZI4QYWVX0JEX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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