EPA’S Role in Addressing the Urgent Water Infrastructure Needs of Environmental Justice Communities
Within this report, NEJAC highlights specific examples of vulnerable communities where residents do not have access to clean, safe drinking water and proper sanitation. EPA continues to serve an important and vital role in enforcement, training and dissemination of information to public and private stakeholders. These eight goals and accompanying recommendations will help EPA lead states and communities toward a safer, cleaner future. The research and recommendations in this document attempt to convey the depth and breadth of water infrastructure needs and concerns across communities, but it is by no means exhaustive. The complexity of the nation’s water infrastructure needs will require vigilant communication and information to reduce and prevent wide-scale contamination, costs and harm. Through NEJAC’s work, they are resolved to share with the EPA relevant data and to bring visibility to the environmental justice needs and solutions of residents in cities, states and indigenous lands.