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On the Rise: Potable Water for Eastern Coachella Valley

This story was produced in partnership with Pueblo Unido Community Development Corporation and Building Healthy Communities in the Eastern Coachella Valley, an initiative of the California Endowment.

The St. Anthony Mobile Home Park was never intended to be a hospitable place for families. Like many unlikely enterprises that have grown as if by miracle in the middle of the Coachella Valley desert, the property that today houses over 100 homes was originally a fish farm. The origin of this unplanned community continues to make all the difference for its residents today, as they have struggled with the most basic element necessary for life: water.