‘I’m scared of getting sick from the water’

Some rural California communities have waited nearly a decade for state regulators to repair their tainted drinking-water systems.

  • Ramona Hernandez in her garden in El Adobe, California.

    Martin do Nascimento for the California Health Report
  • The yard faucet at Ramona Hernandez's home that she uses to water her garden in El Adobe.

    Martin do Nascimento for the California Health Report