Reveal Radio: But Not a Drop to Drink

For decades, residents of El Cenizo and Rio Bravo along the Texas-Mexico border have struggled to obtain safe, reliable drinking water. A new treatment plant was supposed to help, but politics got in the way.

In Rio Bravo and El Cenizo, two former colonias on the Texas border, residents have spent decades fighting for basic services, including safe, reliable drinking water. 

This story is part of a collaboration between The Texas Tribune and Reveal, a new public radio show and podcast from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX.