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Water is Life - Jay Tavare

To say water is life sounds cliche somehow, but water is one of those things that you miss real quick when you don't have it. With a planet and a human body that is 70 percent water, it becomes more apparent how vital this transparent liquid we depend on really is. Yet most people, especially in America, have no respect for this life-sustaining natural resource.

 

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These American Families Live without Running Water [Video]

When most people think of dirty water, they think of places like rural Africa. But water poverty affects hundreds-of-thousands of Americans too. One shocking example? Nearly 40 percent of the 173,000 Navajo in the U.S. don't have a tap or a toilet at home. (For non-Native Americans, that number is just .6 percent).