EPA – Safe Drinking Water for US – Mexico Border Colonias

Communities in West Texas and Northern Chihuahua along the US-Mexico border, known as colonias, lack access to safe drinking water. These communities rely on costly private water haulers that deliver water for drinking and cooking purposes. However, this water is stored in large tanks adjacent to homes for days or weeks before use, creating a serious risk of water borne illnesses.

Read more here for project highlights working to provide safe drinking water for families in colonias.