News

Water access is a problem in the U.S., affecting minority and rural groups the most

March 22, 2019

By Dana Bate, WHYY

When it comes to a lack of clean water, many Americans think of the problem as one confined to the developing world. And, indeed, of the 2 billion people worldwide who don’t have access to safe drinking water, the majority live outside the United States. | More >

No Tap or Toilet: Over One Million Americans Lack Access to Running Water

March 21, 2019

Produced by Rob Gunther and Alexandra Botti, PRI, WNYC 

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Value Of Water Campaign Releases Three-Year Progress Report

February 22, 2019

By Pete Chawaga, Water Online

It’s no secret to those within the U.S. water treatment industry: the ability to deliver clean drinking water is wholly dependent on the nation’s infrastructure for doing so. But much of the general public is unaware of just how critical this buried infrastructure is. | More >

Why Many In The Great Lakes Region Can't Afford Basic Drinking Water

February 7, 2019

By Elizabeth Miller, NPR 

The Great Lakes are one of the world's largest sources of fresh water. But an investigation from American Public Media and Great Lakes Today finds the cost of that water has doubled or tripled. | More >

New York Times: In Echo of Flint, Mich., Water Crisis Now Hits Newark

October 30, 2018

By Liz Leyden, New York Times

NEWARK — For nearly a year and a half, top officials in Newark denied that their water system had a widespread lead problem, despite ample evidence that the city was facing a public health crisis that had echoes of the one in Flint, Mich. | More >

MPR News: How leaders are fighting a 'perfect storm' of water issues

July 13, 2018

By Kerri Miller, MPR News

How are mayors and other local leaders facing an aging infrastructure, tight city budgets and changing climates in the Mississippi watershed? | More >

US Water Alliance Announces US Water Prize 2018 Winners

July 10, 2018

Hampton Roads Sanitation District, Intel, DIGDEEP, Yahara WINS, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, and journalist Dan Egan win in six categories for exceptional One Water work. | More >

LA Times: For millions of Americans, lack of access to water isn't just a drought problem

March 23, 2018

Water poverty affects nearly 1.6 million people in the United States, but it remains a stubbornly invisible crisis. Before widespread solutions can be rolled out, however, we need to know who exactly is getting by without the taps and the toilets the rest of us take for granted. But such granular data simply doesn't exist. | More >

ENR: Water Tunnel Business 'Exploding' as Technology Reduces Risk and Cost

March 21, 2018

Tunnels are being built around the country to reduce overflows and keep stormwater and wastewater from polluting natural bodies of water.  | More >

KJZZ: Water Infrastructure On The Local And National Level

March 16, 2018

Radhika Fox, CEO of the US Water Alliance, joins KJZZ radio station in Phoenix to discuss the One Water for America Policy Framework.  | More >