Grassfield, the most popular community in Kissy, which is in the east end of Freetown, depends on raining water due to the fact that there are no nearby places to fetch tap water. The community has been experiencing shortage of pipe-borne water for the past four years.
Residents stated that they have been struggling for tap water and now there is rain so they prefer the rain water for drinking and their domestic work.
They also stated that they have been suffering for pure water due to the cutting of pipes by some lawless youths in the community to sell for their daily bread.
Reports also stated that electricity supply in the community has improved in recent times. Aminata Bangura, a woman selling cold water in the community said the acute scarcity of tap water has caused serious problem in the community, as some people packet well and rain water to sell to people.
Aminata further said that residents have to leave their houses to walk a very long distance in search of tap water.
Frances, a pupil, said “I am thinking of what will become of us when school re-opens because everyday we are out in the streets until late hours in search of water
Frances added that when there is downpour of rain, residents spend hours fetching water. The Grassfield community is calling on the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, their Councilor and all those concerned to come to their aid.
By Emmanuella Kallon