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Water at Three Cents a Gallon in Jerusalem

August 14, 1923
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Owing to the scarcity of water at this dry season of the year, drinking water is being sold in three-gallon casks at four pence a cask, or about 8¢. The scarcity is particularly acute in sections that are not connected with Jerusalem’s main water supply. Cisterns that have gone dry in this hot weather contribute to the scarcity which is keenly felt in the poorer quarters.

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