A City of Tacoma worker digs a trench that will bring water to a large homeless encampment near Portland Avenue and 18th Street East in May 2017. The city project also provided temporary washing stations, restrooms and and waste bins to improve health and sanitary conditions in the camp which serves as home to over 50 people.
A City of Tacoma worker digs a trench that will bring water to a large homeless encampment near Portland Avenue and 18th Street East in May 2017. The city project also provided temporary washing stations, restrooms and and waste bins to improve health and sanitary conditions in the camp which serves as home to over 50 people. Dean J. Koepfler News Tribune file photo
A City of Tacoma worker digs a trench that will bring water to a large homeless encampment near Portland Avenue and 18th Street East in May 2017. The city project also provided temporary washing stations, restrooms and and waste bins to improve health and sanitary conditions in the camp which serves as home to over 50 people. Dean J. Koepfler News Tribune file photo

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