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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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March 22, 2012
Ben Cardin, U.S. Senator (D-MD)
People rarely think about how important water infrastructure is to our public health and our communities. We don’t think about the vast amounts of water it takes to grow our food, to manufacture the goods we depend on and to provide for our household needs that power our economy.
February 14, 2012
Kristin Urquiza, campaign director
Public water systems are primary to economic growth, recovery and public health. Yet reinvestment in the tap continues to be neglected in the President’s proposed budgets.

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