“I’m completely unprepared for this,” he says, wiping sweat from his brow. “See these containers don’t even have lids. We bathe our kids in these small dishes. If you’re used to a shower, forget it. At this point, that’s a luxury.

“I’ve been going to friends and relatives to ask for water, it’s not ideal. We don’t know how safe this water is – what those water tanks were used for before. But because we are desperate, we’ll take risks.” “Nobody has explained why these reservoirs have run dry, and why no one foresaw this. Someone has messed up big time. This is our government and no one is taking responsibility.”

Then, there’s the niggling worry of how long this will last. “It’s becoming like a daily chore now, going to get water.” Then, almost rhetorically. “How long will this last?”