BY ABDULAZIZ MALA ZANNAH | YERWA EXPRESS NEWS, MAY 25, 2017, 07:56
These photos are taken at Kwarin Misau, a community in Gombe where people have to dig deep into the surface of the earth to get drinking 'water'.
The place is not some sort of a village or a suburb, it is part of main Gombe city.
The Misau quarry, or Kwarin Misau as locally known, is almost the only source of water for hundreds of people in the community.
The quarry is linked to Dadin-Kowa dam. Day and night, poor people, as their only alternative, have to trek down to the quarry in order to get water for their daily need.
After expending so much energy to quarry the surface by determined young boys and girls, the take home the 'result'--without any treatment and as already normalized, use it.
Our correspondent meets two teenage girls who told YERWA EXPRESS NEWS that they are 'used to it', adding that they were 'born into the circumstance' and grew up in it.
'The water is okay to me and my family, the only problem is, it takes a little long to fetch', one of them told YEN.
This correspondent still deals with an unwavering, not-too-normal, potash-like taste of the water several hours after a sip!