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No Running Water for Days Following Isaias Power Outages

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Tropical Storm Isaias cut power to more than 2 million customers in the Northeast when it passed through the region on Tuesday. For those with wells and no backup generators, the loss of electricity delivered a double blow: no running water either.
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Nine Things To Know About Household Water Debt

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Circle of Blue has compiled nine things you need to know about water debt in the United States.

Millions of Americans Are In Water Debt

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Most Americans give little thought to water bills, paying them on time and in full. But for a subset of homeowners and renters, water debt is constant and menacing.

When It Rains, Texas Forgets Drought and Worsening Water Scarcity

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In Texas, dry years reveal a momentous confrontation as residents encounter the menacing consequence of runaway growth.

Kenya Looks to Sustain Health Focus Beyond the Pandemic

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As Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Kenya, a coordinated effort by the government and aid organizations addresses water, hygiene, and sanitation.

Where Water Is Scarce on Native American Reservations Covid-19 Spreads More Easily

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For Indigenous people living across the United States, the Covid-19 pandemic is the newest chapter in a long history of fighting against disease.

Community Groups in Brazil Step In Where Government Covid-19 Response Falls Short

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In Brazil, favela residents take action against societal inequalities exposed by the coronavirus.

Zambia Enters Pivotal Season with Few Covid-19 Cases But High Risks

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The coronavirus has yet to peak in Zambia, but observers worry about the country’s ability to fight a disease surge.

In Burkina Faso, Clean Water Was Scarce. Then the Pandemic Hit.

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The most vulnerable people to the new coronavirus are those without clean water access. In Burkina Faso, that’s about half the country.

Phoenix Tests Water Shutoff Alternative

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Before the pandemic, the Phoenix had started installing a device that severely limits water flow into homes that are behind on bills. Other utilities are interested.

Ghana Faces ‘Triple-Edged Problem’ as Covid-19 Cases Rise

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The pandemic’s health crisis is spilling over into the economy and politics of Ghana.

Five Things You Need to Know About WASH and Covid-19

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Here are five things you need to know about Water Access, Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH), and Covid-19.