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American Arsenic: After a Decade, Small Communities Still Struggle to Meet Federal Drinking Water Standards

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When the EPA lowered the arsenic standard for drinking water from 50 parts per billion to 10 in 2001, there were 3,000 water systems in violation. Today, nearly a thousand still are.

Peter Gleick: Unsafe Drinking Water for California's Poor – Unfair, Unnecessary, and Unacceptable

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The United States has -- for the most part -- an excellent tap…

Ned Breslin: Keep it Flowing -- Rethinking Community Water Management

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A subtle but important trend in the water sector is only now starting to emerge in developing nations.

Liquid Assets: Tide Turns Against Privatization of City Water Systems

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There's nothing like a fiscal deficit to prompt municipal leaders to think hard about how to save money. Everything is on the table and no city service or asset is untouchable. So last November when the mayor of Carbondale, Illinois made several suggestions for bailing out the cash-strapped city, the idea of selling the municipal water and sewer system gained serious traction.