Water: Clean and safe for everyone, everywhere

We all deserve safe, clean water to drink. A $35 billion water infrastructure investment is a bargain, given the alternative. The current band-aid solution, shipping bottled water to water-compromised communities, depletes our aquifers, amplifies greenhouse gas emissions, privatizes a public resource, produces tons of plastic waste, and isn’t sustainable.

Oppose privatization and public/private partnerships of water utilities

I not only oppose privatization, I in fact want to expand public ownership of utilities, including water utilities. In private hands, they’ve shown over and over again that they’re incapable of placing public health and safety at the center of their decision making. Instead, they put profits first and cause untold damage, illness and death. It must stop. 

Read more

  1. Office of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-2). Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity and Reliability (WATER) Act
  2. The Intercept. From Pittsburgh to Flint, the Dire Consequences of Giving Private Companies Responsibility for Ailing Public Water Systems