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NAWC Executive Director Responds to Corporate Accountability International in The Hill

Last week, NAWC Executive Director Michael Deane responded to Corporate Accountability International’s misleading op-ed in The Hill that tried to raise fear about private sector involvement in rebuilding our nation’s water infrastructure. In his response, Deane called the group’s attempt to turn the infrastructure debate into a public vs. private battle “dangerously shortsighted.” Read Michael Deane’s full piece below: […]

Water Activists Exposed

Check out the latest video from Truth from the Tap that shines a light on the network of anti-private activists, like Food & Water Watch, who try to block communities from making informed decisions about their water.  Truth from the Tap was launched to help communities separate fact from activist fiction about the benefits of […]

It’s Always ‘Just a Study’

Proponents of local government using their power of eminent domain to take over local water systems from utility companies always seem to want to mask their true intentions behind benign rhetoric. They say they’re, “just doing a study about how the community can reduce water rates.” After all, who could object to learning if there […]

Private Water Companies Give Back

As we start a new year, many of us take time to reflect on the year that has just passed. At TFTT, we’d like to highlight the many ways private water companies across the country gave back to their communities this past year. These companies recognize the importance of not only delivering safe and reliable […]

NAWC Executive Director Michael Deane Featured in American City & County

NAWC Executive Director Michael Deane recently wrote a piece for American City & County that highlighted the great work private water companies do each year to serve their communities, including in the face of an emergency situation. Private water companies must also plan for worst case scenarios, which often come in the form of natural […]

The Truth About “The Letter”

The folks at Corporate Accountability International (CAI) are trying to raise money based on unsubstantiated claims of a vast private water conspiracy. In a fundraising solicitation yesterday, CAI referred to a letter sent by the private water industry to President-Elect Trump, “welcoming him with open arms.” But, of course, the group didn’t provide its fundraising […]

Atlanta Rate Crisis Proves FWW Narrative is Faulty

In laying out its anti-private water agenda, Food & Water Watch (FWW) used to feature Atlanta as a key case study. In fact, it seemed the group couldn’t talk water without mentioning Atlanta, utilizing the city as an example in five of its major reports and in various blog posts and handouts.[i] Now the Atlanta […]

Recent News Coverage Focuses on Looming Water Infrastructure Challenges

Two recent articles focused on the enormous amount of investment needed to address the nation’s crumbling water infrastructure. In the first piece, The Harvard Political Review examined the country’s water infrastructure and found major gaps in the much-needed funding of repairs and updates to water systems. In a Huffington Post op-ed, Connecticut Rep. Rosa DeLauro […]

By the Numbers: U.S. Private Water and Water Infrastructure

As private water professionals across the U.S. continue to make critical investments to close our country’s water infrastructure funding gap, we like to ensure that we are providing the most accurate and up-to-date information available to the public and the communities served by private water companies. As a result, Truth from the Tap has compiled […]