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Recent Media Coverage of California's Drinking Water Crisis

ON Feb 25, 2017

California’s drinking water crisis has just been featured in the LATimes, The New York Times, The Sacramento Bee and several other news outlets!

Our Op-Ed in the Sunday Sacramento Bee!

ON Feb 21, 2017

Almost 300 communities in California are not meeting safe drinking water standards. More people in California are without access to safe drinking water than the population of Flint, Mich.

Drinking Water Crisis Brewing in California

ON Feb 13, 2017

More than 400 California communities have drinking water that does not meet safe standards, says the State Water Resources Control Board.

LA Times: California lawmakers are stuck on Trump, but there's a problem at home that needs attention: dirty water

ON Feb 13, 2017

While President Trump and his California resistors dominate the spotlight, a little outfit without much pizazz is trying to draw state government’s attention to sickening drinking water in the San Joaquin Valley.

The Challenge of Our Age

ON Feb 12, 2017

While Stockton residents fretted over chloramines last year, the real water crisis could be found in scattered places like the Glenwood Mobile Home Park along Highway 26, five miles outside the city.

Most Sacramento area schools do not test drinking water for lead

ON Feb 11, 2017

Sacramento County’s largest school districts don’t regularly test the water coming from their spigots, based on a Bee review of practices across the region. When they do test, it is generally in response to foul color or odors, which are not indicators of lead.

'Lifeline' fee on bills urged to aid cleanup

ON Feb 10, 2017

The problem of contaminated drinking water in small communities such as Seville in Tulare County can be solved if the state establishes a safe drinking water fund similar to the Lifeline program for basic phone service, an advocacy group with roots in the Valley said Tuesday.

NY Times: CA Attorney General Calls Safe Drinking Water A Priority

ON Feb 10, 2017

The New York Times solicited questions for Xavier Becerra last week, and they chose our question as one of only four reader questions that Becerra answered. That means The New York Times spent a quarter of the interview on safe and affordable water!

Tap water in San Lucas is again unsafe to drink.

ON Feb 10, 2017

When Sheri Braden grabs a few potatoes from her pantry to cook for dinner, she rinses them off under the faucet. Then she uses water from a 5-gallon jug to rinse off the tap water she originally used. The water running through the pipes to her home has been deemed unsafe for human consumption.

Standing Room Only: Briefing California Legislators on the Importance of Funding Safe Drinking Water

ON Feb 10, 2017

The goal of the meeting was for residents of some of the 300 California communities with unsafe drinking water to talk about what the problem is: Flint in our back yard. There are more residents in California whose drinking water standards are failing than the entire population of Flint, Michigan.

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