The current U.S. water system is falling apart. We have seen issues with lead poisoning and waterborne diseases, but the overall aging water infrastructure and fragmented government oversight is not as widely discussed.
On top of this, the price of water is increasing, resulting in unaffordable water for about 35% of U.S. households. Some spend less on other things like food, medicine, and health care to cover the water bill.
These problems hinder the accessibility to clean water, especially for minoritized communities. On the Public Health Post, my piece discusses the U.S. water access gap.
Read the full article here.
Research for this piece was supported by Arnold Ventures.