Why Water Now Flows in East Porterville — Community Outreach the Key

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BY MARK HEDIN, Ethnic Media Services

Prop. 1 funding has helped advance a long list of projects up and down the state to provide Californians safe drinking water.

It was key in East Porterville, an unincorporated, low-income, mostly Latino community of about 7,500 that, Ryan Jensen, of Community Water Center in Visalia, told Ethnic Media Services was “ground zero” for drought impacts in 2014-2017.

“Nearly a third of the community had no water service,” Jens...