Opinion: Water Act would keep water clean and affordable
California has a long history of treating public water as a commodity instead of a human right and entrusting it to industries that fail to manage it responsibly. Water is a public trust resource that needs protection. The federal Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity and Reliability Act would put water systems back in the hands of the people who depend on it for life and livelihood. This bill [S. 11] would set aside $35 billion annually to shore up drinking and wastewater systems. It would ensure no one lacks access to water because they can’t afford it.
-Written by Alexandra Nagy, California director for Food & Water Watch.
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