ABC News profiles Colonias

May 1, 2012 | EPA, Handbook, Planning, Sustainability, Utilities, Wastewater, Water

ABC News, as part of its "Hidden America" series, produced a story on the Colonias in late April.

An ABC correspondent visited some of these communities in Texas along the Mexican border. The story desribes these communities as a "no-man's land" and "forgotten." These very poor communities that often have no services and where people live in make-shift homes are among the small, often unincorporated communities that RCAP works in.

While this story does not mention RCAP, it can be watched to get a good idea of the needs in the Colonias and how RCAP provides a very important service in helping them get water service and clean, safe water.

Watch the story