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Water Infrastructure

Can We Trust The Water?

Kim Glas | Posted 12.06.2016 | Green
Kim Glas

All American's should trust that their water is safe and that their local infrastructure is reliable.

Baltimore's Water Rates Just Went Up. Poor Residents Will Pay The Price.

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 09.01.2016 | Politics

The price of water in one of America’s poorest large cities is about to skyrocket. In a controversial move Wednesday, the Baltimore City Council app...

Here's Another Reason To Be Worried About Bottled Water

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.22.2016 | Green

The bottled water industry is in the midst of a banner year. Bottled water sales are set to outstrip soda sales in the U.S. for the first time since t...

It's Disturbingly Common For Americans To Go Days Without Safe Drinking Water

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics

On April 19, Brian Power woke up to a big problem. A 12-inch water main had burst open at 4:15 a.m. near the Cougar Country Drive-In, the restaurant h...

Nation's Water Crisis Extends Beyond Flint

James P. Hoffa | Posted 03.14.2016 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Other communities nationwide could face a similar public health emergency if elected officials don't act to beef up U.S. water infrastructure. In recent years there have been reports of high levels of lead in the water supply in Washington, D.C. and Providence, R.I., among other places.

Americans Overwhelmingly Want Our Aging Water Systems To Get Fixed

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.22.2016 | Politics

A vast majority of Americans want public officials to invest in the nation’s water systems in an effort to avoid tragedies like the lead contaminati...

America’s Water Infrastructure Is In Terrible Shape

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.16.2017 | Politics

As the residents of Flint, Michigan, continue to grapple with their toxic drinking water, a disaster that will continue to be felt for decades, we are...

What's Happening In Flint Could Happen In Lots Of Other Places

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama has called the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, “inexplicable and inexcusable.” A congressional hearing is pending. But Fli...

Looming El Niño Exposes California's Water Vulnerabilities

Steve Westly | Posted 10.29.2016 | Green
Steve Westly

Californians have been praying for rain for four years. Now experts say we may face the strongest series of rainstorms on record.

End Shameful Violations of the Right to Water

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 10.22.2016 | Impact
Wenonah Hauter

We imagine a United States where everyone's basic human right to safe, affordable and clean water is ensured: in cities, in small towns and rural areas, in black and brown neighborhoods across the country. It is past time for the U.S. government to join us.

Prepping L.A.'s Water System For Quakes Could Cost Billions

Reuters | Posted 05.24.2015 | Green

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 23 (Reuters) - Retrofitting Los Angeles' water infrastructure to better withstand a majo...

America's Water Infrastructure Challenge: Moving from Proposals to Solutions

Michael Deane | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Michael Deane

In downtown Bethesda - one of Washington, D.C.'s busiest suburbs - an 89-year-old water main bursts, closing a major commuter thoroughfare through rus...

Water Utility Sector Works in Partnership to Meet Cyber Security Challenges

Michael Deane | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business
Michael Deane

The development of critical infrastructure security is complex and will require a continued united effort across sectors, companies and governments in order to ensure safe and reliable drinking and wastewater service for our nation.

Water: The Most Critical Asset in Your Production Strategy

Michael Zacka | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

It's the new oil, and both need to be in the business mix.

In the Face of Drought, Innovative Approaches are Keeping Water Flowing

Michael Deane | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Michael Deane

Proactively instituting innovative water purification techniques and continuing to study and develop new processes will ensure safe, clean drinking water for generations to come, and private water companies are helping lead the way.

That Sinking Feeling at 14th and F Streets NW

George S. Hawkins | Posted 08.06.2013 | DC
George S. Hawkins

The call seemed innocent enough at first -- a question over a small hole that was visible at the edge of a steel plate near the curb at 14th and F Street. From that call, however, came a dramatic example of one of the biggest challenges facing water infrastructure.

Green Water Jobs

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

It turns out there are real jobs to be had in the water sector if we make the investments that are needed in water supply, deliver, treatment, and smart management. Millions of jobs.

Changing Climate Poses Unknown Threat To Water System

Reuters | Posted 04.18.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Repairing U.S. water infrastructure is becoming increasingly expensive and options for funding upgrades to sewers, st...

It's Time to Talk About the Future of U.S. Water Infrastructure

Heiner Markhoff | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
Heiner Markhoff

The economic consequences of water stress are clear to the naked eye. Emaciated livestock, ravaged crops, and the exposed and cracked beds of lakes make for powerful images. But what can't be seen is equally menacing.

Binders Full of Green Jobs

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

When support green job training programs, we're not just investing in America's women. We're investing in their kids, their partners, their parents, and their neighbors. We're building a stronger, more resilient, healthier country for us all.

Answering the "Call" on Clean Water

Paul Gallay | Posted 07.07.2012 | Green
Paul Gallay

Screening audiences at Last Call at the Oasis gasp audibly as Las Vegas runs out of water, fracking chemicals turn Texas swimming pools a nasty green and frogs change sex due to pesticide exposure.

Matt Sledge

Water Pipe Fix Could Cost U.S. $1 Trillion | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.28.2012 | Business

Plugging the leaks in water pipes and building new ones to keep up with a growing population could cost the United States $1 trillion over the next 25...

Is Washington Gambling on Food and Water Safety?

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Republicans are proposing to cut funding to the USDA and the FDA that would dramatically affect food inspection and food safety programs, including delaying the implementation of the new Food Safety Modernization Act.

We're Blaming the Wrong People for Polluted Tap Water

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Don't blame increased levels of hexavalent chromium in our water supplies on municipal water utilities. Blame it on pollutant-dumping industries and short-sighted elected officials.

A Dozen Threats to Your Water on the 38th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

Pollution prevention, efficiency, conservation, reuse, doing things locally and in a distributed and decentralized manner are all core principles for moving forward with water and other natural resources.