But Not A Drop To Drink
The Aquaduck is Mars-ville‘s most important asset. It is a machine capable of filtering water that is poured into it. Without it, Mars-ville wouldn’t have half the population it does now.
The Aquaduck belongs to Beryl, who found it about twenty years ago while exploring the ruins across the river. It is used today to supply Mars-ville’s residents with clean water for drinking, cooking, cleaning and crop gardens.
The Aquaduck is a yellow plastic and metal device. It is about four feet long by three feet wide by two feet high. It is kept outside, in an open courtyard in Beryl’s compound. The operation is simple enough – pour the river water into the “head,” and collect the clean water from the “tail,” while the “gunk” pours out the rear into a drainage ditch.