Street Use

Drinking Water Vending Machine

Japan is famous for the fantastic and various things you can buy in vending machines — often standing in the most incongruous places. China has a few of these as well. This drinking-water vending machine was standing on a tiny back alley in Suzhou, a city near Shanghai. I couldn’t tell where/what it was hooked up to, but many of the homes in this area of the city, which neat and substantial, had no plumbing. So perhaps rather than have a spigot with unlimited water, they decided to meter it out. You bring your 5-gallon jar and fill ‘er up. Don’t know how much it costs.


Posted on May 12, 2007 at 6:31 am | comments


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