Why Public Funding — Not Privatization — Is the Answer for U.S. Water Systems
Table of Contents
Introduction: Is Water Changing?
RWE’s about-face and the rise of local control.
The Party’s Over
For the privatization movement, hope isn’t springing eternal.
In Water We Trust?
Flowers, birds and paintings have permanent funding sources, but water doesn’t.
Down to a Trickle
Why does the federal government want to spend less on infrastructure?
Who Comes First?
The Urban Water Council and the politics of priorities.
Conclusion: New Ways, New Thinking
Hopeful solutions for an uneasy future.
Case Studies: Three to Forget
Atlanta, New Orleans, Lexington — how it’s not done.
Case Studies: The Worst of the Rest
Top ten tales of trouble, from coast to coast.
In the Spotlight
Three towns where citizens are taking matters into their own hands.
Where the Money Comes From
Federal programs that support local water systems.
A who’s who of the nation’s largest water corporations.