Who in the U.S. Is in ‘Plumbing Poverty’? Mostly Urban Residents, Study Says – Great Lakes Now

 Who in the U.S. Is in ‘Plumbing Poverty’? Mostly Urban Residents, Study Says – Great Lakes Now

By Brett Walton, Circle of Blue

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Even in the wealthiest countries, basic water services are not universal. At least 1.1 million people in the United States do not have hot and cold water running water in their house and a shower or tub for bathing, a new study finds.

This “plumbing poverty” is highest in cities and most acute in those like San Francisco that have the greatest income inequality.

Lack of plumbing…

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