Residents of Biili village in the Nadowli-Kaleo district of the Upper West region share their only source of drinking water with cattle.

The water source which is a small dugout serves the community with a population of about two hundred residents.

The community members have expressed displeasure over the situation and lamented how governments neglected them after they have made several appeals to authorities to provide the community with a borehole.

Some residents who spoke to Radio Progress said the lack of potable water has become so much of a problem in the community that they are forced to share the only water source with their livestock.

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“We drink water that is also drunk by animals like dogs, cattle, goats and sheep. The water is mostly very dirty, full of impurities’’, a resident narrated.

Some of the residents said they walk several kilometers to fetch potable water from other communities.

The residents who say they have no potable water and as such have no choice than to depend on the dugout have appealed to government and other stakeholders to come to their aid.

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