Drawing Pump Water

Drawing Pump Water

Water from a tank (see yesterday’s post) is usually filtered and drawn from a covered well so is cleaner than normal well water. In addition, its much easier to fill a basin or a bucket from a tap than to pull up buckets of water from a deep well. Thus, homes with water tanks sell the water to neighbors. Jen and I pay 10 cfa ($0.02) per bucket that we use for drinking water. Jen and I carry our bucket with the attached handle as done in the US. Most Beninese carry their buckets and basins on their heads as seen below. When I try to carry our bucket like that, half of the water sloshes out onto my head to the amusement of my neighbors.

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