A group of Helao Nafidi residents living in one of the town’s informal settlements, which they referred to as Ohangwena Proper location, on Monday started excavating a traditional well to use as their source of water as they claim the town council has failed to provide potable water to their location since 2003 when the town council in 2003 disconnected the three community taps provided by the colonial administration. The mayor of the town confirmed to the Namibia press agency that some residents are using water from traditional water sources in their respective locations after their water points were closed down “due to water loss the council incurred”, explaining that the council could not continue paying NamWater for such.