"Federal Budget Deal Slashes Key Community Water Funds"

A 14-year-old federal loan program, the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, has helped managers of community water systems like Steven Meade in Atlanta, Idaho, provide safe and clean water for their communities via loans. No more. Republican-led budget cuts mean Meade's community can't make its water fit to drink.

Judith Lewis Mernit reports for High Country News May 2, 2011.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011