Water, Health, and Equity
The Infrastructure Crisis Facing Low-Income Communities & Communities of Color — and How to Solve It
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All too often, our water infrastructure is failing our communities—especially vulnerable populations, such as low-income communities and communities of color. Over time, infrastructure investments have closely followed the geography of wealth. As a result, higher income areas enjoy high-quality infrastructure while low-income areas have suffered decades of underinvestment and disinvestment. People of color live in areas with higher rates of contaminated water, stormwater and wastewater overflows, and increased risks of flooding.