Another Indian girl with empty pot. Going out for water.Drinking water supply and sanitation in India continue to be inadequate. Owing to inadequate pressure people struggle to collect water even when it is available. 8 hours per day. Even in cities residents receive water only a few hours per day because of inadequate management of the distribution system. This results in contaminated water and forces households to complement a deficient public water service at prohibitive ‘coping’ costs; the poor suffer most from this situation.