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Soak The Casbah: GE Technology Brings Fresh Water to Millions in Algiers


Water barrels and storage tanks had for years dominated roofs in the Casbah and other neighborhoods spread over the crescent of hills ringing the Algerian capital and the blue half-moon of Bay of Algiers. “There was a big water shortage in this country,” says Ali Nouioua, a GE Power & Water manager based in Algeria. “Some areas would lose water every two or three days. People would have to buy it from water tankers on the street and store it on the roof.”


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