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People living in Karachi's Machar Colony, an informal settlement at a considerable distance from the city centre, pay Rs7,000-8,000 a month in water purchased through tankers and other informal means. Residents of Gharibabad, near Karachi's PIDC, spend over Rs5,000 a month on the same. For poor households, this is a very significant portion of their earnings. The idea of using that water repeatedly for washing hands is a luxury.

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  1. Water used to produce 1 kg of beef 15000 litres. Water used to produce 1 kg of chicken 5000 litres. Water used to make 1 kg rice around 3000 litres. 96 litres is fine for a household of 8, trust me!

  2. all karachties have to buy distilled water separately because even tanker water is unhygienic and highly polluted, we are buying distilled water for more than a decade

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