Water Funding For Dry California


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Clean water access for Californians is a large issue for many rural latino families. California has the largest Latino population in the U.S. and unfortunately many without access to uncontaminated drinking water.

According to the Community Water Center, California’s San Joaquin Valley has the highest rates of contaminated drinking water as well as the greatest number of public water systems with Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) violations in the state.

The good news is that Federal and State investments along with California-based organizations are working on water quality and quantity in the dry state.

A new partnership focused on conserving and restoring Sierra-Cascade California Headwaters will work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and other partners to invest $210 million in order to provide 25 million Californians access to clean drinking water.

This is a much needed investment for Latino families to have access to potable water, as they are the largest ethnic group living in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys where access to drinking water is truly scarce.

To read the full article from USDA, click here.


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