Category Archives: Posts

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 […]

Environmental Groups Applaud SUEZ NA-Nassau Partnership

In a dramatic turnaround, an association of Long Island environmental groups has awarded a B+ grade to a sewage treatment plant it graded as failing just three years ago. What changed? In 2015, private water company SUEZ NA took over operations, updated infrastructure, installed new technologies and established channels for direct public stakeholder input. When […]

Truth from the Tap Responds to ITPI’s Claims About Privatization

The last time we heard from In the Public Interest (ITPI), we had to correct multiple false and misleading claims the activist group made in a Miami Herald op-ed. This time, the group is back with a so-called report on privatization, and, unfortunately, the false and misleading claims continue. “How Privatization Increases Inequality” attempts to […]

CAI Misrepresents Cause of Hoboken Main Breaks in Fundraising Plea

In its latest smear of the private water industry, Corporate Accountability International (CAI) boldly misrepresented the cause of recent water main breaks in Hoboken, New Jersey, while asking for money in a fundraising email blast. The activist group wrote: [Private water operations] can lead to a large-scale water crisis, as we saw in Hoboken, New […]

NAWC’s Living Water Award Winner Announced

Each year at the NAWC Water Summit, leaders and professionals in the private water community celebrate one of their peers by honoring him or her with the “Living Water Award.” The award recognizes an employee who goes above and beyond and represents the best of the private water industry. The 2016 Living Water Award recipient […]

What Is Condemnation? 4 Things Communities Should Know

The city of Missoula, MT, recently made headlines as it fought to purchase the Mountain Water Company, the local water utility, from an affiliate of The Carlyle Group. After a long legal battle, the projected final cost of the system – including fees, expenses, and interest – is more than $35 million more than the […]

Newsday Headline Misrepresents SUEZ Performance In Nassau County

Newsday recently published an article on a wastewater public-private partnership in Nassau County, N.Y. The headline boasts, “No savings in Nassau sewer district, despite privatization” before the story outlines all of the different ways in which this claim is misleading. While we are used to misleading assertions from activist groups like Food & Water Watch, […]