Rural Community Assistance Corporation and the Community Water Center kicked-off their Safe Water Program at the Sierra Vista Elementary School Cafeteria in Arvin in June.
About 50 residents gathered to celebrate the first round of installations of point-of-use treatment systems on water fountains in Sierra Vista Elementary School. More than 70 water treatment systems, designed to remove arsenic from the water will be installed in the coming months in local schools, libraries, health clinics, and other community spaces in Arvin.
The program is part the #Agua4all initiative, a project of The California Endowment and other groups including the Rural Community Assistance Corporation and the Community Water Center, to provide residents with access to clean drinking water.
Click here to learn more about the #Agua4all initiative.