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Tamina Town

Janet Heimlich reports that while most Americans take running water, and electricity for granted, there are still pockets of the US where such amenities are lacking. Tamina, Texas is a small, poor, predominantly African American Community about 30 miles north of Houston. Although Tamina is near one of Houston's wealthiest suburbs, the community lacks a sewage system and many residents depend on septic tanks or the outdoors for waste disposal. The community is too poor to afford its own sewage system and county officials say it's not their job to provide this service. A survey by state officials in Texas has already identified nearly 400 communities in the state that have waste water problems.

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