The Reality of the Water Crisis
It shouldn’t be a matter of getting into a car to drive yourself to simply take a shower or collect clean water for use. Unfortunately, there are many people in the U.S. who consider this a part of their everyday life. A basic necessity that some of us may not even think twice about, others in the country have to plan out when they can simply take a shower. An in depth report by DigDeep and U.S. Water Alliance details the alarming statistics of the water crisis in the U.S.:
- The hotspot states that suffer the most from this crisis include:
- New Mexico
- West Virginia
- Latinx and Black households are two times more likely to not have access to indoor plumbing compared to white households.
- Overall federal funding for water is only a mere 14% of what it used to be back in 1977.
- Native American households are 19 times more likely than white households to not have access to indoor plumbing.