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Four Questions for Public Water Now and Felton FLOW

Next week, activists in Monterey will host a forum with Felton FLOW to promote a government takeover of the privately-operated water system, which has served Monterey residents for over 50 years. Since Monterey activists are touting Felton as the poster child for a government takeover, here are four questions about what has really happened in […]

NAWC Speaks to Texas Water Challenges

On May 7, the San Antonio Express-News published a commentary by Marybeth Leongini, NAWC Director of Communications, titled “Infrastructure improvement key to water sufficiency.” Leongini addresses the water infrastructure challenges in Texas and how private water companies in the state provide more efficient water resource planning and management, along with expertise and investment. Read the […]

Drinking Water Week 2018: Private Companies Prioritize Drinking Water Quality

For the last 40 years, the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the U.S. EPA, many members of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) and others have joined together to celebrate Drinking Water Week during the first full week of May. The purpose of the week is to highlight the integral role water plays in […]

Activists Point to Paris but the Facts Tell a Different Story

As a fact check campaign, Truth from the Tap is used to correcting activists’ twisted case studies and examples that conveniently leave out important facts or perpetuate myths and falsehoods.  In fact, when we exposed Food & Water Watch’s case studies as full of false and misleading claims, the group pulled all 34 of them […]

NAWC Responds to Flawed Rate Claims in Pittsburgh

A letter to the editor by Marybeth Leongini, Director of Communications for the National Association of Water Companies, was included in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on April 8. Leongini responded to a recent op-ed in which the mayor’s blue-ribbon panel cited a flawed Food & Water Watch rate comparison report as a reason to not consider private water […]

Food & Water Watch Gets It All Wrong On Jersey City

In a letter to the editor published this week, NAWC’s Marybeth Leongini responded to a recent letter from a Food & Water Watch activist that claimed private water ownership results in higher drinking water rates and that Jersey City should take back its system. Leongini points out that the system is already publicly-owned by the […]

New Study Confirms Stronger Compliance Record of Private Water Companies

A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has found that privately-owned utilities are far less likely to have health-based drinking water quality violations than their government-owned counterparts. The study analyzed health related violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) for 17,900 communities over a 34-year period (1982 […]

Heavy.com Piece Gets It All Wrong

A recent piece that appeared on the website Heavy.com claims to be the result of a year-long “investigation.” In reality, it is simply a parroting of the same tired claims and spin that anti-private water activists have peddled for years. There are no new claims, case studies or “facts” in the piece that have not […]

NAWC Executive Director Shares Water Infrastructure Insights from Washington, D.C.

In a new piece in Water Finance & Management, NAWC Executive Director Michael Deane discussed the state of our nation’s water infrastructure and policy changes that could be put in place to spur investment. President Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure proposal, which includes a focus on public-private partnerships (P3s), ultimately took a back seat in 2017 […]

Golden State Water Proactively Invests in its Water Infrastructure

The latest video from Golden State Water Company highlights the utility’s proactive infrastructure improvement strategy. While some utilities replace their pipes every 200 years or more, Golden State Water’s (GSW) replacement schedule is closer to every 100 years. At any given time, the company’s capital projects division has 30 to 40 projects in progress to […]