Living without water: the crisis pushing people out of El Salvador

El Salvador will run out of water within 80 years unless radical action is taken, a study found, while corporate interests, corruption and gangs worsen the problem Just after 6am, Victor Funez fills a three-gallon plastic pitcher with water from a tap in the cemetery, balances it on his head and trudges home, where his wife waits to soak maize kernels so she can make tortillas for breakfast. Funez, 38, stops briefly to help his daughter with some homework before heading back to the cemetery with the pink urn. This load fills large plastic milk and juice bottles used for drinking throughout the day. The tap is the familys only source of water, so Funez makes the journey along the …

Can the US’s unsafe water crisis unite Americans? | George Goehl

Urban or rural, Republican or Democrat, we all want clean water and the battles over Flint, Michigan, and the Dakota Access pipeline have resonated across the US I was a teenager in southern Indiana when news broke that Westinghouse Electric had dumped polychlorinated biphenyls at multiple sites across Monroe county, contaminating our communitys water supply. It was an early lesson not to take clean water for granted in America. Every day, millions of Americans wake up and drink tap water that is unsafe. According to one study, up to at least 33 major US cities have skirted water quality testing in much the same vein as Flint and the state of Michigan. People throughout the country are more Sign up …