Residents wash a rug with water from illegal well. Photo: SCMP Residents wash a rug with water from illegal well. Photo: SCMP
Residents wash a rug with water from illegal well. Photo: SCMP

Beijing residents defy law to sink own wells in search of clean water

Residents take matters into their own hands as capital struggles to provide water for swelling population - but it's not a good solution

Residents wash a rug with water from illegal well. Photo: SCMP Residents wash a rug with water from illegal well. Photo: SCMP
Residents wash a rug with water from illegal well. Photo: SCMP
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