Poor People,  Poor Soil, Poor Sanitation

An Alabama coalition aims to address severe problems with failing and nonexistent onsite systems in an impoverished region of Alabama
Poor People,  Poor Soil, Poor Sanitation
Standing pools of raw sewage are common in Lowndes County and the 12 other counties that make up the Black Belt region of Alabama. They are among the poorest counties in the nation; annual per capita income in Lowndes County is just over $12,000. (Photos courtesy of Catherine Coleman Flowers)

You might think raw sewage running through yards would be a thing of the past in the United States. Yet it is so common in the poverty-stricken Black Belt region of Alabama that even the United Nations has become involved in an environmental and public health issue endemic to the...

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