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Dagoberto Bohórquez Forero c/ EAAB Empresa de Acueducto y Alcantarillado de Bogotá y Otros (2012)
According to a judicial inspection carried out on 15 October 2009, the water and sanitation service is deficient in several informal settlements in Ciudad Bolivar and Soacha, on the outskirts of Bogotá, which has led the inhabitants to install hosepipes’ networks and connect them to tanks for their water provision. The sanitation system is precarious and in bad condition, it is not connected, nor piped as it was built by the community. The provision of public services in these barrios is inadequate, as there is no sanitation infrastructure and their inhabitants have built it themselves, with their own means. For the provision of drinking water the users have two options: either to make a connection through hosepipes to the tanks, although one is damaged and the other one is not sufficient to provide the service effectively and continuously to the whole community; or through tanker trucks. Some of these settlements had been legalised, while others remained illegal. (p.43)