Rural America’s Drinking-Water Crisis

More than a thousand in Martin County regularly have to deal with creaky faucets that sometimes spew liquids of various scents and hues. The county water board says these issues stem from old, busted-up water infrastructure and a “bleak” financial situation. To solve it, the board proposed raising water bills. That did not go well. At a fiscal-court meeting on January 11, Hunt stood up, used profanity, and shook a finger in the board’s direction. A state trooper approached Hunt, pushed him backward by the neck, and escorted him from the courtroom. Hunt was cited for disorderly conduct and has a February 26 court date.
United States
Issue: Agroecology Typology: Arenas
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