We all need safe, affordable water to survive and to live healthy lives. But private water corporations are positioning themselves to profit at the expense of public health by privatizing our water systems.
If the Trump administration gets its way, giant corporations will soon get huge tax breaks to privatize critical pieces of our infrastructure -- like our water systems.
It’s a disturbing prospect because when corporations take over public water systems, people end up paying the price. Rates skyrocket, safety is undermined as corporations cut corners, and systems crumble from lack of investment. As an example, one of the biggest water corporations in the world, Veolia, was involved in the lead crisis in both Flint and Pittsburgh.
We must ensure no such plan passes, and instead secure solutions where our public water is treated as a common good for all, where people’s human right to water isn’t put at risk so corporations can turn a profit, where control of water stays in the community and isn’t taken by power-hungry corporations.