Residents of Metheny Tract living without sewage and water treatment outside of Tulare, a city in the San Joaquin Valley. They want the city to provide basic services like sewage and water treatment. The city has a huge water and sewage treatment just beyond their homes, forcing them to endure foul odors, without receiving the services the plant could provide. They have to buy bottled water for drinking and cooking. Community leader Irene Paredes stands outside the city water treatment plant next to their homes, but whose services they are denied.