The struggle: Lamont has 7 wells; 1 contains arsenic at levels exceeding federal health standards, and several of the wells contain 123 TCP over the notification limit.
The people impacted: Lamont is an unincorporated community of approximately 15,000 to 20,000 residents, many of whom are low-income Latino farmworkers, in Kern County.
The solution: Lamont received a grant to construct a new well. Construction is anticipated to be finished by Spring 2015.
The cost: Up to $3 million