Millions of Americans don’t have drinkable water. Can the infrastructure bill fix that?
Laurie Bertram Roberts has been drinking bottled water for years.
Often, the tap water where she lives is questionable, she says. And sometimes, it’s straight-up brown.
A longtime resident of Jackson, Mississippi, Bertram Roberts has dealt with the city’s water issues since she was a college student. In her time there, century-old pipes in Jackson have meant numerous water main breaks, recurring boil water notices, and constant anxiety about water quality for many of its residents.
To cope, Bertram Roberts and her family rely on 5-gallon jugs of bottled water...