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Darlene Yazzie typically hauls water from a windmill 5 miles from her house for her sheep. Officials tell her it's unsafe for humans but OK for livestock. Laurel Morales/KJZZ hide caption

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Many Native Americans Can't Get Clean Water, Report Finds

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Pascal Bitasimwa, 12, of Goma (in the red shirt) goes to Lake Kivu to fill up jerrycans with water. "This takes me much of my time," he says. "Instead of going to study, I come first to take water." Samantha Reinders for NPR hide caption

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Forget About The Tap: A City Of 2 Million Has Virtually No Running Water

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The emergency water distribution center on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation serves as many as 900 people a day. People without transportation carry what they can, organizers said. Emily Cureton/OPB hide caption

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No Safe Drinking Water On Reservation Leaves Thousands Improvising

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A worker washes the exterior of a Portland Loo in Portland, Ore. San Diego installed two of the loos earlier this year. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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San Diego Installed Public Loos, But Now They're Flush With Problems

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