Unsafe levels of bacteria and nitrates
December 20, 2010 - 11:33 AM by: FOXNews.com
By Janelle Benham
It’s a process Becky Quintana goes through every time she makes a cup of coffee; reaching into the fridge for bottled water to fill up the coffee pot instead of tapping into water from the sink.
It’s not an issue of preference for Quintana, but necessity, as the water coming through her home is filled with unsafe levels of bacteria and nitrates. It’s a problem not just in her rural community of Seville, California but throughout the Central Valley. "This isn’t supposed to be happening in California, said Quintana, a lifelong resident of Seville. "California is one of the richest states in the nation, and the United States is one of the richest countries in the world, and we’re living like a third world country.”
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