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The Tap

18 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 23 November 2012

This is the story of what happens when running water comes to town. In a rural backwater in southern Ghana the instillation of a network of standpipes six years ago made life feel more safe and secure.

But very soon land prices shot up and the rich began to move in, connecting their own private taps to the water system and draining the reservoir.

The simple addition of taps has changed this region forever – but what does it mean for the everyday lives of the people that live there?



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