Troubled waters: Misleading industry PR and the case for public water


In the U.S., like virtually everywhere else in the world, the vast majority of water systems are still publicly owned and operated. Yet over the past several decades, public officials have faced mounting pressure from the private water industry to move away from public operations and toward forms of privatization.

This full report details the many examples of the private water industry’s political interference and misleading marketing, and the growing trend of cities taking back public control of their water systems.

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