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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 as the private water industry struggles globally to gain new contracts, corporations like Veolia and Suez are aggressively targeting communities across the U.S.  And, they are bypassing democratic processes to do so, attempting to push through private water contracts behind closed doors that give them a foothold into controlling and profiting from our most essential resource. Learn More

71% of people in the U.S. trust local governments over private corporations to provide public water.

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Demonstrators protest thousands of residential water-service shutoffs in Detroit during a July rally outside City Hall. Photo: AP
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.
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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