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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 […]

New Video Highlights How Private Water Is Serving Arnold, Missouri

 In new 30 second and 3 minute videos, Arnold, Missouri, Mayor Ron Counts describes the challenges his city had with outdated sewer infrastructure, including customers with raw sewage spilling into their yards. In the face of extreme budget constraints that did not allow for the problems to be fixed, the city turned to Missouri […]

FWW Takeover Examples Don’t Demonstrate Success

Last week, Food & Water Watch (FWW) posted a blog that attacked the record of Illinois American Water, which has provided Peoria, Illinois residents with safe and reliable water service for over a century. In its blog, FWW champions the takeover of privately-owned water systems, arguing that, despite an exceptional record of service from Illinois […]

New Toolkit Highlights True Cost of Condemnation

Anti-private water activists are increasingly trying to use water system condemnation to take over privately-owned, professionally-operated water systems. To make it easier for members to find tools to counter activists’ misinformation and claims, Truth from the Tap has launched a new web resource that brings together all of our condemnation-focused fact sheets, case studies, blog […]

New Veolia Report Details P3 Solutions for Sustainable Infrastructure

Last week, in conjunction with the Wharton School’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL), Veolia North America issued a special report about how public-private partnerships provide sustainable solutions for our nation’s infrastructure, including expertise and investment to address environmental challenges. The report includes three case studies, including one on the public-private partnership between Veolia and […]

NAWC Executive Director Responds to Claims in Terre Haute, Indiana

A letter to the editor written by Michael Deane was included in the Terre Haute Tribune Star on Oct. 26. Deane responded to a recent LTE in which the writer parroted many of the anti-private water claims made by Food & Water Watch in arguing that Terre Haute should not allow its wastewater system to be acquired by […]

Claremont Abandons Condemnation Effort: Millions of Taxpayer Dollars Wasted

In a settlement announced October 10th, the City of Claremont, California, abandoned its failing condemnation effort, ending the City’s attempt to use eminent domain to take over the local water system owned and operated by Golden State Water Company. The spectacular failure of Claremont’s ill-advised takeover effort should serve as a cautionary tale for other […]

Felton Learns Hard Reality of Broken Promises on Water System Condemnation

Nine years ago, condemnation advocates urged Felton, Calif. to move forward with a government takeover of its water system, which was then owned by California American Water. The condemnation advocates made several promises and ultimately the San Lorenzo Valley Water District took over the system in 2008. As we have captured in our Felton case […]