American Water

The nation's water systems are falling apart, but the president's infrastructure plan mostly ignores them.
When corporations buy or operate water utilities, the public loses control over water and the decisions that go into providing it.
About a hundred first responders are meeting in Long Beach, California this week to discuss -- among other things -- the state of the nation's infrastructure.
All in all, the assault upon the water 300,000 West Virginians use to -- or used to use to -- drink, prepare food, wash themselves and their belongings may go unpunished.
State legislatures in New Jersey and elsewhere must tackle the issue of negligence and overcharging by private water companies and get to the bottom of cases like Ms. Sochanski's and about 1,000 other homeowners in Camden who are currently facing property liens.
Our friends Down Under are light years ahead of the U.S. on some key water issues, and we need to catch up quickly.
According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, more than 36 states expect water shortages by 2013, so getting involved now is critical to protecting this resource for generations.
Put another way, you wouldn't grab another clean glass out of kitchen cabinet every time you wanted to take a sip of a cold