Advancements in water technology offer the possibility of achieving reliable, sustainable, and equitable water services for users in marginalized communities, but, at the same time, they represent a disruption to established relationships vis-a-vis water management. The connection between secure access to sufficient, safe water and healthy and productive life is obvious, as is the inverse connection between insecure and insufficient water access, ill health, and poverty. Responsibility for, and governance of, water sources in the Serekunda villages visited, is complex. Life and clean water are inseparable. Yet water is becoming increasingly scarce, and ever more people are becoming subject to water stress. The intervention of technology does represent a disruption to the established social, cultural, political, and legal relationships governing water, but the effects of this disruption need not be negative.