New Report Finds That ‘Race Is Still Strongest Determinant’ When It Comes to Access to Clean Water

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The city of Flint, Michigan was hit by a serious drinking water crisis when it decided to switch its water source from Lake Huron and the Detroit River to the Flint River in 2014. (Shutterstock)

A new report released by a clean water non-profit revealed that “race is still the strongest determinant” when it comes to having access to safe potable water. Dig Deep – a non-profit “that works to ensure that every American has clean running water forever” – along with the U.S. Water Alliance, found that more than 2 million Americans live without running water or basic indoor plumbing. 

The report, released in November, found that Native Americans were 19 times more likely to lack indoor plumbing than whites. Meanwhile, Latinx and African Americans were twice as likely to lack indoor plumbing. 

Dig Deep CEO George McGraw, who co-wrote the report, calls the lack of potable water…

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