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Powelson Calls for Greater Focus on Water System Cybersecurity

NAWC President and CEO Rob Powelson penned an op-ed for the University of Missouri’s Financial Research Institute that advocated for strengthening cybersecurity for water systems through stricter adherence to fundamentals and rigid compliance standards that help ensure the overall protection of water grid assets. Powelson argues that we must first understand the threat in front […]

New Infographic Details the Many Reasons to Work with a Water Company

Working with a water company provides so many benefits to communities big and small across the country. Delivering the highest quality drinking water is their number one priority. A new Truth from the Tap infographic details these benefits, including: Water companies have an unparalleled water quality compliance record. Water companies enable local governments to make urgent […]

Powelson Encourages Pittsburgh to Consider Benefits of Working with a Water Company

NAWC President and CEO Rob Powelson penned a letter to the editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that assured residents that clean water and reliable water service could be achieved by working with a professional water company. The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority again put public health in jeopardy after its latest violation of the Clean […]

NRDC Highlights How Water Company Customers Benefit from PUC Oversight

A fundamental difference between the operations of water companies and government-run utilities relates to oversight. While water companies are strictly regulated by experts through state utility commissions, government-run water systems are not. The lack of oversight for government water utilities leaves key operations, infrastructure, and rate-setting decisions in the hands of local politicians, with no […]

New CDC Report Shines Spotlight On Link Between the Water We Drink and Public Health

A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention includes staggering numbers about pathogens connected to waterborne illnesses, shining a spotlight on the links between America’s water infrastructure, water quality and public health. The CDC found that more than 7.1 million waterborne illnesses occur every year, resulting in more than 600,000 visits […]

New Infographic Illustrates Link Between Infrastructure Investment and Jobs

Investment in water infrastructure is linked to higher quality water AND job creation. The Associated General Contractors of America calculates that every $1 billion invested in infrastructure supports 28,500 US jobs. Over the next 20 years, our country has a $744 billion water infrastructure funding gap. The gap is the difference between the projected investment during this […]

Powelson Cautions Long Island Against Condemnation in Letter to Newsday

NAWC president and CEO Rob Powelson penned a letter to the editor of Newsday correcting key points from a recent article about a potential government take over of water systems on Long Island. He explains that condemnation battles have played out across the country and are proven to result in higher costs for residents and communities. […]

Powelson’s Chicago Sun-Times Op-Ed Makes Clear the Need for Private and Public Investment in Local Water Systems

NAWC president and CEO Rob Powelson penned a Chicago Sun-Times op-ed that ran this week. The paper’s editorial board recently ran its own op-ed that was negative toward water companies, and in his response, titled “COVID-19 makes clear the need for private and public investment in local water systems,” Powelson corrected the original op-ed’s misinformation. […]

Water Companies Invest Nearly $3.7 Billion in Community Water Systems in 2019

Water companies’ unparalleled record of operational excellence is thanks, in part, to their commitment to infrastructure investment. Investing in water infrastructure, including pipes, pumps and treatment plants, helps ensure reliable water service that Americans can count on. Every year, America’s water companies collectively invest billions into community water systems to ensure that the water delivered […]

Activists Leave Behind Serious Water Challenges in Edison, New Jersey

Truth from the Tap has released another new case study, this time highlighting Edison, NJ. The town was misled by activists into rejecting a contract operations agreement that would have helped address the township’s serious water system challenges. In 2019, Food & Water Watch waged an aggressive public misinformation campaign to persuade the township to […]