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Sat Oct 17, 2015, 10:34 AM

4. Places right here in the goood old USA

This Is What it Looks Like to Live Without Running Water in America


When most people imagine life without clean water, they think of places like Sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia - communities that barely resemble their own. But at last count, an estimated 1.7 million Americans live without clean, running water at home. The recent drought has only exacerbated the problem. In the past year, an estimated 5000 Californians have lost water access due over-extraction from local aquifers and a falling water table.

American families without clean water live lives totally different from our own. They often wake up and collect water from a source outside their home, fetching it in buckets and boiling it on the stove. When desperate, many collect water from unsafe sources contaminated with bacteria, nitrites, arsenic or even uranium.

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