Friday, September 02, 2005

Squatters Build Their Own Sewers

An innovative partnership in Orangi, one of the biggest of Karachi's 539 squatter settlements, shows that squatters will build their own sewer system, when given the chance. Inter Press News Service reports.

Key facts:

1. It costs a household, on an average, 16 US dollars to contribute towards the underground sewerage line and a sanitary latrine.

Which might seem expensive....except

2. To date, Orangi residents have installed sewers in 5,394 lanes, serving 80,910 of the 94,122 houses.

It's an amazing program, full of great promise for squatters.

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