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Municipal Water Systems

Water Wars: 2,300 Miles Apart

Donald Cohen | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics
Donald Cohen

Cash-strapped municipal governments might see selling their water utilities as a quick answer, but they should critically evaluate the proposals received, understand the amount of control they are ceding to a private entity, and determine if their constituents can afford the switch.

Outrage Files: Private Water Company Squeezes Elderly N.J. Woman for Every Last Drop

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 10.03.2012 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

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.

What Do You Know? Water Conservation and Efficiency Actually Work

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 08.28.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

The Colorado River basin still faces a seriously difficult future as long as population continues to grow, and as climatic changes become more evident, altering streamflow volumes, timing, and quality.

Oil Spill May Endanger Human Health, Officials Say

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW ORLEANS — With a huge and unpredictable oil slick drifting in the Gulf of Mexico, state and federal authorities are preparing to deal with a...