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Stratford Residents Still Without Tap Water That's Safe To Drink

Martín Chávez
Valley Public Radio's Joe Moore with Martín Chávez of the Stratford Public Utilities District";

Update: 8/22/18 Officials lifted the "Do not drink" water order in Stratford on Wednesday afternoon August 22nd. However, according to Martín Chávez, only one pump is operational at this time. 

Original story: Residents in the unincorporated community of Stratford still don't have running water that they can drink, nearly two weeks after well failures left residents there dry. While water is once again running for bathing and showers, Martín Chávez with the Stratford Public Utilities District says it's too early to say when it will be safe to drink. Chávez joined us Tuesday on Valley Edition to talk about the problems, which began August 10th and what it means for area residents. 

Joe Moore is the President and General Manager of KVPR / Valley Public Radio. He has led the station through major programming changes, the launch of KVPR Classical and the COVID-19 pandemic. Under his leadership the station was named California Non-Profit of the Year by Senator Melissa Hurtado (2019), and won a National Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting (2022).
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