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The man saving Mumbai water one tap at a time

The man saving Mumbai water one tap at a time

On a Sunday morning, an 80-year-old man arrives at the topmost floor of an apartment complex in Mumbai’s Mira Road district.

Over the next four hours, Aabid Surti, national-award winning author of 80 books, cartoonist and artist, rings the doorbells of all 56 apartments in the complex, asking a simple question of the residents: “Do you have a leaking tap in your home?” Mr Surti is accompanied by a plumber and a volunteer.

“Sorry to disturb you,” he apologises to those who say no. The plumber gets to work, plugging leaks in the homes of those who answer in the affirmative. “I was always troubled by leaking taps,” Mr Surti tells the BBC. (BBC News, 2016)


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