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TFTT Shares New Resource on How Activists Mislead Communities

After decades of neglect and underinvestment, many water systems in communities across America require critical infrastructure investment. The costs and complexity of these projects are often too large for local governments to tackle on their own, so many turn to water companies for their expertise, experience, and access to capital. However, activists try to mislead […]

Private Water Utilities Stand by Record of Providing Infrastructure Solutions

In a NJ Spotlight op-ed, Rob Powelson, president and CEO of NAWC, shares how water companies are best positioned to provide essential water and sewer services to communities across the country because of their experience, expertise and access to capital to tackle serious water infrastructure challenges. Powelson highlights the struggling water systems in Trenton and […]

Blue Community Designation

Recently, the City of Los Angeles touted that it has been declared a “Blue Community,” a designation it received from the Council of Canadians. In order to receive this “honor,” a city must ban any private water company involvement in the delivery of water services now and forever. But what does this really mean for […]

New infographic highlights water companies’ exceptional SDWA compliance record

Study after study confirms the exceptional track record of water companies in delivering high-quality drinking water to customers across the nation. In a new infographic, Truth from the Tap highlights four studies and analyses that found the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) compliance rates of systems run by water companies are superior to those of […]

Powelson speaks at Bullhead City town hall about why voters should reject Prop 415

On Monday, NAWC president and CEO Rob Powelson spoke at an EPCOR townhall meeting in Bullhead City, Arizona. In November, the town’s residents will vote on Proposition 415, which, if passed, would authorize the city to use condemnation to take over the water system currently owned by EPCOR. To make the case for why the community should […]

There are Benefits to Having Water Systems Run by Private Companies, Trade Group Says

In a op-ed, Tom Churchelow, the senior director of Government and Public Affairs for the New Jersey Utilities Association, exposes the scare tactics used by Food & Water Watch to dissuade communities from considering solutions provided by water companies. He deconstructs the activist group’s claims about Newark and Trenton to show how the group […]

Baltimore Mayor Wonders Why Politicians Don’t Prioritize Water As Baltimore’s Infrastructure Falls Apart

Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young recently asked the most ironic question: “Why don’t our elected officials seem to prioritize clean, safe water?”[i] The phenomenon of politicians ignoring water issues should not perplex Young. After all, just last month he was sharply criticized by the Baltimore Sun for “showing woefully insufficient concern” about the “deteriorating […]

Edison Residents: Beware of Food & Water Watch Scare Tactics

The township of Edison, New Jersey, has made water and sewer infrastructure a top priority with the town’s Mayor, Thomas Lankey, looking at all options to address Edison’s infrastructure challenges. Mayor Lankey has endorsed a comprehensive plan: a 40-year, $811.3 million public-private partnership with Edison Environmental Partners, a joint venture between SUEZ North America and […]

New TFTT Factsheet Highlights Water Companies’ Strong Compliance Record

In a new factsheet – Multiple Studies Confirm Superior Water Quality Record of Water Companies – Truth from the Tap highlights several studies that confirm the superior record of water companies in delivering the highest-quality water. The factsheet specifically details findings from a 2018 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) […]

Water Companies Invest More Than $3 Billion in Community Water Systems in 2018

As pipes and pumps age and treatment facilities require upgrades, America’s water infrastructure faces an intense need for investment. Our nation’s drinking water infrastructure received a “D” grade on the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2017 Infrastructure Report Card. Due to aging infrastructure, water utilities in the United States lose 16 percent of treated water […]