March 11 2016

Fox News Latino – Like Flint, water in California’s Central Valley unsafe, causing health problems

PORTERVILLE, CA - APRIL 23:  Porterville resident Manuel Dominguez (R), who has no running water, talks with Donna Johnson on April 23, 2015 in Porterville, California. Over 300 homes in the California central valley city of Porterville are living without running water after their wells dried up due to the severe drought. County officials and charitable organizations are providing drinking water and non-potable water to use to wash dishes and bathe. Donna Johnson has been delivering drinking water to residents since the crisis began last year.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
 
…According to the Environmental Justice Coalition for Clean Water, rural Central Valley communities pay the highest drinking water rates in the state, with some families shelling out as much as 2 to 6 percent of their income for water that they can’t drink. According to a Pacific Institute report, nitrate exposure’s health impacts in the Central Valley fall disproportionately on poor Latino communities…

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Click here to access the Pacific Institute report referenced in the article.

Click here to learn about what The California Endowment is doing to improve Californians’ access to safe, clean drinking water. 

Click here to learn more about California’s water inequality.

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