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The lush gardens and gleaming cars that surround Mumbai’s middle class apartment buildings hint at plentiful water supplies. However, piped mains water is only supplied for a few hours per day. This research explores the pragmatic choreography of water sources to co-produce a constant supply. The storage of mains water, bottled water, wells and water trucks, and increased use of rainwater harvesting, has elevated this to an important instance of service co-production. This paper suggests that introducing rainwater harvesting creates opportunities for more water use in these households and allows a re-consideration of water provision and governance city-wide.
Author(s): Button C
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Urban Research and Practice
Online publication date: 22/06/2016
Acceptance date: 01/06/2016
Date deposited: 09/06/2016
ISSN (print): 1753-5069
ISSN (electronic): 1753-5077
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