Bringing Water to Sandbranch Isn’t the Answer to Helping People There

The story is hard to fathom but sadly is true: An unincorporated, predominantly African-American community within the shadow of Dallas has been without running water or clean well water for over 30 years. The tiny community of fewer than 100 residents depend on bottled water for drinking cooking and bathing.But this isn’t a story of governmental indifference. To the contrary. There have been numerous efforts to provide Sandbranch residents with water since the well that once served this southeast Dallas County community just west of Seagoville along Belt Line Road south of U.S. Highway 175 became contaminated. And each has run up against economic realities.   Continue reading...

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