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Public Water Works!

Turn on a tap almost anywhere in the U.S., and you’re just about guaranteed clean, safe water filling up your glass.

For more than a century, public water systems have been vital to growing the economy, creating jobs and vastly improving the public’s health.

But today, the nation’s tap faces a troubling $23 billion annual investment gap. In the last 35 years, investment in and commitment to public water systems have all but dried up. The infrastructure that we all rely on for our water is aging and in desperate need of attention. Learn More

73% of people in the U.S. believe government investment in safe, public water systems is very important.

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In this uncertain economy, whether you think the glass is half full or half empty, you probably take for granted the fact you can fill it by turning on the tap. Last summer, that basic service vanished for Detroit’s working-class households...
November 19, 2014
Industry countering with heightened PR, policy interference
Troubled Waters report cover
Erin Diaz
By now, you've probably heard: our public water systems are under threat.


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