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Weather.com: As Many as 700,000 Californians Are Drinking Contaminated Water

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By: Sean Breslin

Published on March 24, 2017

Read the original story HERE

Nearly 300 water systems in California did not comply with safe drinking water standards, many of which are located in disadvantaged communities. "It becomes an economic stress issue," said Jenny Rempel, Director of Education and Engagement here at Community Water Center. "People are paying as much as 10 percent of their income on drinking water alone." Additionally, more than 3,000 household water wells remain dry from the drought and groundwater depletion. California lacks the proper funding for fully addressing these issues. 

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