I have another from this village somewhere on the blog: but I wanted to explain about all those white tower type structures.
Even though in most of these mountain villages, there is an abundance of water available; that is why they are situated where they are. None of it is piped into the house from source. It was a daily job getting water from aquifers with no certainty of mineral content (resulting in a lot of kidney stones) or cleanliness. The government now tests all water used for human consumption, so in these remoter areas it is delivered by water truck, hence the white tower containers on each roof.
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After my latest bout of kidney stones those last weeks I applaud the Oman gouvernment for trucking in good drinking water!
Yes & I can sympathise having had them my self.
That’s interesting. A lot of effort to truck in the water but I would think, well worth it.
Actually in most cases it’s not transported very far, usually from tested wells or boreholes.
Public health care was very bad until the late 70’s and it was one of the first things H.M Sultan Qaboos promised to rectify.