Californians with Unsafe Tap Water may See Relief with Budget Trailer Bill

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The Arvin water tower, located near Arvin High School. Photo Credit: Alyssa Morones

Every month, Bartolo Chavez goes to the Arvin Community Services District building to pay his water bill for the home he and his wife live in. But he doesn’t use that water for drinking or cooking. To drink, he buys bottled water. For cooking, also bottled water.

This the way of life in Arvin, where the tap water has been in violation of state health standards for arsenic since 2006.

“It’s very hard,” said Chavez, 22. “We buy water to drink and cook with, and I also pay my water bill every month. Basically I have to pay two bills.”