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Fighting for clean water and environmental justice

"It's an egregious violation of people's human rights." Jeremy Orr is one of the millions of Americans who grew up with limited access to clean water. With the help of NRDC, he's hoping to change this. This video has been produced in partnership with a brand

03/22/2021 7:02 PM

23 comments

  • Theresa M.
    04/08/2021 19:30

    Our pond sat on top of a small hill,so in the summer we would put the garden below the pond and run a syphon hose from pond to garden. We hauled water in big water cans from town,and poured it into smaller more manageable containers. We had 5 gallon buckets of water in the bathroom to flush the stool,and a rain barrel outside we used for bathing and laundry. It wasn't really bad when your equipped for it,but turning on a faucet is a whole lot easier lol. Good times.

  • Joan L.
    04/05/2021 17:34

    Rainwater is not the same as it when I was little......toxic now

  • Nathan T.
    04/04/2021 03:15

    As a small child I lived in a house with no running water. We hade the haul water in buckets from a spring. As a teen I often drank collected rain water. If you have a well you know to fill the bath tub if the power could go out. No electricity no running water. The problem is that we have turned over responsibility for everything to the gov. We are no longer able to care for and feed are selves. Every house should have 1 a gallon of water per person per day to cover two weeks. Grow a garden. Can your own food. Have a stock pile. Take responsibility.

  • Zachary F.
    04/02/2021 20:56

    Welcome to poverty.

  • Mike B.
    04/02/2021 20:21

    LMAO

  • Gary M.
    04/01/2021 11:49

    I have never had my water shut off. Or any other utility. My wife and I worked hard and supported our family. It was hard work.

  • Chris W.
    04/01/2021 00:03

    I would bet they pay that phone bill before they would pay their water bills

  • Buhlinger M.
    03/31/2021 18:16

    not a human right

  • E.M. P.
    03/31/2021 05:01

    Water is now a commodity in the stock market.

  • James F.
    03/31/2021 00:29

    What a shame people in America have to live like this ,yet they let all those illegals in and give them benefits and help them. Tells you how they feel about Americans.

  • LaDonna T.
    03/30/2021 14:20

    I've got 6 barrels....connected together.....waters my garden....no city water on my plants!!!!....wish we could hook up to our toilet!!!!

  • Benjamin S.
    03/29/2021 15:42

    We need change badly

  • John P.
    03/29/2021 14:49

    Billions sent to elsewhere by corrupt party and they still vote for the same failure. Read the last stimulus bill! Suckers are born every election cycle. Tell your new wonderful customized government.

  • Justin A.
    03/27/2021 06:37

    https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea6vZJ9BEKs&feature=share

  • Atul K.
    03/25/2021 21:21

    Rather than fighting build you're own water treatment system... You got full community why you still want to fight rather than build your own? I can understand you want equality, but can't you see they want you to struggle for equality of water...

  • Farhat R.
    03/23/2021 16:34

    https://youtu.be/oQu4BKGwxCI

  • Tobias C.
    03/23/2021 06:49

  • Patricia Y.
    03/23/2021 05:13

    This is the ricbest country in the entire world but yet we still can't guarantee clean drinking water to every individual in the U.S.??? Disgusting!!!

  • Ricky J.
    03/23/2021 01:05

    Patasok nalang kamo sang bomba to ' mayad pa...

  • Tuan T.
    03/22/2021 22:46

    which politicians or political party have they voted for in the past 4-5 decades ?

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