What is happening in Flint is truly terrible. Our thoughts are with the families and children impacted by this disaster. The water contamination crisis will impact the community for decades and underscores how ensuring safe drinking water is serious, high-stakes work. As the crisis has unfolded, we’ve seen plenty of finger pointing over who is […]
In reading the article, “Flint crisis reminds us: profit motive has no place when it comes to necessities,” we were shocked by the egregious introduction of a red herring to draw the private sector into the Flint water crisis. To be clear, no private water company had anything to do with the water contamination crisis […]
Here they go again! Food & Water Watch has previously demonstrated it is a source that cannot be trusted, but “The State of Public Water in the United States” sets a new low. This latest report uses a wildly flawed analysis while completely ignoring important contexts. Here are the two key reasons to dismiss the […]
Did you know that every day in the United States – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – 73 million American are served by private water companies?
In late 2015, Food & Water Watch turned 10 years old and celebrated with a blog post on the group’s “10 most important victories.” In the post, FWW touts its efforts to block communities from considering private water solutions, citing four examples of so-called “victories” against private water. Unfortunately, just as we have seen previously […]
Did you know that more than 2,000 water and wastewater facilities across the country are operated under public-private partnership arrangements? Check out our latest infographic to learn more about how public-private partnerships help America’s cities and towns address water infrastructure challenges.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors just released a survey that examined “a broad spectrum of mayoral challenges and contemporary urban realities.” Not surprisingly, aging infrastructure, including water and wastewater systems, “weigh[ed] most heavily on the mind of mayors.” More than 40% of the mayors surveyed indicated concern about water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure, ranking only […]
Huffington Post’s Joseph Erbentraut recently spoke with NAWC Executive Director Michael Deane about private water companies’ work to strengthen America’s water infrastructure and ensure access to safe and reliable water. As part of the piece, Erbentraut also spoke with representatives from Corporate Accountability International, an activist group that opposes any private involvement in water and […]
On January 1, National Association of Water Companies Executive Director Michael Deane countered a Charlotte Observer report that missed key points regarding private water utilities in North Carolina. “The Cost of Water: Where You Live Makes a Difference” (Nov. 16, Charlotteobserver.com) left out important facts on the regulation of private water utilities. First, the N.C. […]
Since yesterday’s letter to the editor response in the Miami Herald was limited by word count, we wanted to take the time to respond in more detail to recent claims made by In the Public Interest. Here are four specific false or misleading claims made by In the Public Interest in a recent op-ed: Claim: […]