Monday, November 18, 2019

For World Toilet Day: A New Resource on Water and Sanitation Access in the US

November 19 is World Toilet Day, and this month's SDG Goal of the Month is Clean Water and Sanitation.  Lack of access to clean affordable water is a growing issue in the U.S., already affecting millions of people across the country. On November 18, Dig Deep and the US Water Alliance  published a comprehensive new resource, Closing the Water Access Gap in the United States: A National Action Plan.  The report confirms that over two million Americans lack access to water and sanitation.

Among other things, the report notes that race is the biggest factor in determining access to water and sanitation in the US, with native americans the least likely group to have running water at home.

Take the time to review the report, including its proposals for action.  This is a crisis that will only get worse with climate change and aging infrastructure.  The time to take action is now.

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