Water supply services in cities in the developing world have been pressurized due to rising demands and shrinking supply capacities. Karachi experiences this syndrome to a large extent and consumers face the consequences of a flatering water supply for a sizeable period of time. People have resorted to various kinds of alternative arrangements and though these ensure a basic type of supply, at best they are quasi legal. This book studies how common people acquire water and arrange for normal types of supplied for domestic uses in Karachi. The conclusions from this research offer insights and solutions in this vital area of urban services.