Living Along Mumbai’s Giant Water Pipelines

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Image: Rob van Kessel

Staying on track

Nobody knows exactly when the old water mains will be replaced completely, although it is surely inevitable that it is going happen. After all, a city that is expected to become the world’s second largest megalopolis by 2015 – with 27 million citizens – will need much more water than these old corroding pipes can supply. No doubt the many people who live alongside the giant pipes will be relocated by then, hopefully to better situations.

With special thanks to photographer Rob van Kessel for the use of his incredible photographs.

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