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Nairobi Looks for New Water to Ease its Growing Thirst

When last year's prolonged drought saw the water supply to Damaris Kiarie's Nairobi home rationed, she decided her best bet was to buy water from a local vendor. It was, she soon learned, a mistake. After storing two 20-liter drums of water in her kitchen, her son came home from school and poured himself a cup, she remembers. But "when I arrived home from work, I found him complaining of stomach pains. Within one hour he had diarrhea." She took the 7-year-old to...

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