Consumer Outreach

  1. Campaign Urges Latino Families To Trust Tap Water
    1/5/2016

    A new campaign is working to encourage Latino families in the U.S. to embrace the benefits of tap water.

  2. PFOA Scare In New York Spurs Federal Involvement
    12/23/2015

    A toxic chemical is plaguing a town in New York and now the feds are getting involved.

  3. In Detroit, Residents Go Years Without Tap Water
    12/23/2015

    Detroit drew heated criticism last year when it shut off service for thousands of delinquent water customers.

  4. ‘Drought Shamed’ Californian Blames Utility For 13,000-Gallon Leak
    12/11/2015

    Various water providers in California have considered releasing the names of heavy users as a way to shame customers into conserving more water.

  5. U.K. Breaks Record For Delinquent Water Bills At Over $3 Billion
    12/10/2015

    U.K. households have broken their own record for delinquent water bills. They owe more than £2.1 billion, or about $3.16 billion.

  6. Public Radio Puts Spotlight On Tireless Water Pros
    12/4/2015

    Water and wastewater professionals don’t always get much credit for the pivotal role they play in keeping society running.

  7. Polygamist Compound Wins Battle For Water Access
    11/17/2015

    South Dakota has decided to grant a polygamist cult access to water resources after months of legal wrangling.

  8. Los Angeles May Make ‘Droughtshaming’ Official Policy
    11/13/2015

    Los Angeles is considering a new policy that would threaten water wasters with the possibility of public shame.

  9. How Utilities Reconcile Conservation With Lost Revenue
    11/13/2015

    The unfortunate fact about water conservation for utilities is that while it’s good for the planet, it’s also a direct assault on revenue.

  10. Erin Brockovich, Water Utility At Odds Over Disinfection Byproducts
    11/11/2015

    The world-renowned environmental activist Erin Brockovich recently called out a water utility in the city of Tyler, TX, for what she saw as a failing to level with the public on a potential threat in the drinking water.