TFTT Calls Out Activist Groups’ Shameful Use Of Flint To Advance Agenda

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 […]

Truth from the Tap Responds to The Guardian on Flint’s Water Crisis

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 […]

Two Key Reasons to Dismiss Latest Food & Water Watch Report

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 […]

Food & Water Watch Celebrates Ten Years of Deception on Private Water

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 […]

Public-Private Partnerships Helping America’s Cities

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. 

U.S. Conference of Mayors: Aging Infrastructure is Top Concern

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 […]

CAI Sticks to Faulty Talking Points in Recent Huffington Post Piece

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 […]

NAWC: Private water utilities take issue with Observer report

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, left out important facts on the regulation of private water utilities. First, the N.C. […]