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Imagine a life without indoor plumbing or running water. For more than 1.6 million in the U.S., a life without the basic necessities is just another day, according the to the American Community Survey. In truth, that number is probably much higher. Many more millions of Americans who are living in marginalized communities or poor areas of the country may be living without safe drinking water or wastewater services because of contamination or situations beyond their control. But these communities deserve water and wastewater services.

Water for All American’s goal is to serve as a way of connecting communities in need with the resources necessary to get safe drinking water and wastewater services into their homes. While this project is in its infancy, we have explored some of the stories of hope and success across the country. We have highlighted many of these stories and anticipate that they will help you gain a better understanding of steps necessary to bring water and wastewater services to your community. In addition, we have researched funding sources and included them here. You will also find many other informational resources to help you get the water your community needs.

We will be adding new resources and success stories throughout the project. Please contact us with any resources or stories from your community that may help others overcome the barriers they are facing in getting the safe drinking water and wastewater services they deserve. We look forward to hearing from you.

About Water for All Americans
Water for All Americans is a project of the National Environmental Services Center (NESC) at West Virginia University. NESC (www.nesc.wvu.edu) is a federally funded program that provides free and low-cost information; technical assistance via toll-free telephone; magazines and newsletters; training; and educational products specifically designed to address drinking water and wastewater issues of concern to small and rural communities.