Tell us about your experiences with water! Although access to clean water is essential for everyday life, there are numerous Virginia families across the state that have been and continue to be locked out of equitable access to water. Pollutants from industry, antiquated water infrastructure, and rate increases are all threats to safe, clean water for rural communities, low-income populations, and communities of color. This lack of access to safe drinking water and higher vulnerability to contaminants disproportionately impacts these communities leading to increased exposure to water-related illnesses.
This year, Virginia Interfaith Power & Light helped lead the effort to pass The Human Right to Water Resolution, calling for state legislators to recognize water as a basic human right. This is only the first step in our campaign to ensure all current and future Virginians have access to affordable water during times of pandemic and crisis as well as during times of peace.
“Mní wičhóni,” a Lakota phrase, teaches us that water is life. Water is sacred, water is life.
Please join us in the effort to protect this invaluable and irreplaceable resource by signing the sign-on letter to VA legislators and by sharing your stories.
Have you or your community ever experienced any of the following:
- Water shutoffs due to high water bills?
- Lack of easy access to drinkable water?
- Lead and other contaminants in your drinking water?
- Billing and payment administration challenges?
- Water infrastructure failures?