New Truth from the Tap Site Explains Problems with Rate Comparisons
A new page on the Truth from the Tap website just went live that explains the many ways opponents’ rate comparisons fall short.
Opponents are quick to cite a rate comparison report that they say shows that the water rates for private water utilities are higher than the rates of water systems run by local governments. The new TFTT page details the many problems with this so-called report and the resulting rate comparisons, including using a flawed, unrepresentative data set; ignoring government subsidies and taxes; and not factoring in capital investment.
The new TFTT page features a toolkit of resources about why experts warn against rate comparisons, including a new one-pager titled “Food & Water Watch’s Dangerous Rate Comparison ‘Study’”.