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Water delivery truck drivers discuss the news as they wait for calls from customers at the station from which they operate. As piped water supplies are erratic or even non-existent in many parts of the city, residents are forced to acquire water in other ways and those who can afford to do so have large quantities delivered to their homes by trucks and store it in tanks; those with more modest means must purchase it daily by the bucket. However, truck operators say that business has been declining over the last year or two as piped water has reached more households.