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A campaign for clean water on Coast Live

Posted at 10:40 AM, Oct 14, 2021

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Many Americans in vulnerable communities distrust the safety and quality of their tap water, which is just one of the many reasons some people regularly choose single-use plastic bottled water. However, Americans on food assistance programs like SNAP have limited resources, so depending only on bottled water is a drain on their monthly benefits, not to mention the issues of putting more plastic into the environment. Leah Thomas, an environmental activist, and advocate for social justice is teaming up with Brita to educate consumers and decision-makers about the ways we can help nourish and protect underserved populations regarding having access to safe and palatable drinking water.

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