More than 100 million Americans rely on groundwater, but a recent study finds that wells are going dry and well owners are drilling ever deeper.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation that secures $1.3 billion to help water systems deliver safe drinking water to more than a million residents.
Democratic presidential candidates have come out with plans to ensure all Americans have access to clean water, among them is California Sen. Kamala Harris who recently focused on water crises around the country.
California’s Senate passed legislation this week allocating millions of dollars to treat contaminated drinking water. According to Gov. Gavin Newsom, nearly one million of the state’s 40 million residents lack access to clean drinking water.
Despite California’s economic prowess, nearly one million residents in the state cannot safely drink their tap water. Another million, say experts, rely on water from small, untested and unregulated wells.