This is Rachel Velez, Water Justice Program Director for Clean Water for North Carolina. I work directly with low income, rural, and BIPOC communities to help address drinking water concerns, provide resources for water testing, and educate individuals on their drinking water rights.
We are a small team with a HUGE vision: Safe, affordable drinking water for ALL North Carolinians!
Just this past year, I helped draft policy recommendations that we hope will strengthen protections for private well users across the state, including increasing funding for low-income households to test their drinking water.
This Giving Tuesday, consider joining our membership and supporting our work to help more rural, low-income households have access to clean drinking water.