Existing Source of Water

The couple lived in a small mud house with a courtyard area that housed their animals, garden, water filtration jugs and cooking area.  When I say “water filtration” – I mean, sediment settling jugs.  Basically, they take water from trenches along the road, place them in jugs for a day, allow the dirt and heavy sediments to settle to the bottom, pour the “clean” water into another jug and then allow time to settle again.  This process is performed over and over until most of the water is clear and then the clearer water is boiled before drinking.  We all drank the water.  The source of the water made me sick to my stomach but thankfully, the water itself did not.


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