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Map: Where homes lack indoor plumbing in Colorado

Published: April 27, 2014, 11:43 am, by Dalton Walker
(via Washington Post)

(via Washington Post)

It’s troubling that more than half of a million occupied homes in the U.S. lack complete plumbing.

The Washington Post published an article and an interactive map of the United States recently called, “1.6 million Americans don’t have indoor plumbing.”

The article looks at the Census Bureau possibly dropping questions from its American Community Survey. Plumbing-type questions fall into that survey. Should those questions be dropped? That’s another discussion. For more on the article, click here.

More than a handful of Colorado counties fall into the high category, according to the Post map. One Colorado example is Cheyenne County, where 858 occupied homes lack complete plumbing, according to the Washington Post.

Alaska, Arizona and New Mexico have the most areas lacking complete plumbing.

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