Clawing its way toward clean water, tiny Allensworth keeps pushing forward

June 9, 2022
Jesse Vad, SJV Water
by Jesse Vad, SJV Water
Sherry Hunter, president of the Allensworth Community Services District, says "frustration" doesn't begin to cover how residents feel after years of trying to get clean drinking water for the town. CREDIT: Lois Henry
Jesse Vad, SJV Water
Jesse Vad, SJV Water

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The long quest for clean drinking water in the small town of Allensworth has been beset by all manner of challenges – arsenic, a thicket of government red tape, lack of funding and even a protected lizard.

Now, after 14 years of wrangling (including having a special bill passed), as residents are finally on the cusp of getting a new well, drought is causing fresh worries.

The well project is plowing forward, though, and come

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