This town is like thousands that are vulnerable to contaminated water, with no fix in sight
Virginia Tech engineering Professor Marc Edwards watched as water flowed from a garden hose in Enterprise, Louisiana. As he moved a jar to catch a sample, the color changed from clear to brown. Years of water system neglect means that the 250-or-so residents there are left with pipes that leak more than 70% of their water into the ground, Tiser said — all because they can’t afford to fix them. “We’re basically putting Band-Aids when we need to go to the ER. That’s where we’re at,” he said.