Clean drinking water is a human right, and people should not have to worry about whether their water is safe to drink.
But U.S. pipes are getting old — some are as old as Ford's first Model T car. And too many are still made of lead. These aging pipes are putting the health of entire communities in danger – especially children’s health.
And to make matters worse, private water corporations like Veolia and Suez are taking advantage of this crisis to push for the privatization of water systems across the U.S.
This is especially a problem for low-income communities and communities of color, including Flint, Michigan. The government must protect people from this environmental injustice and ensure safe, affordable drinking water.
The WATER Act — Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity and Reliability — (H.R. 5313) will provide dedicated funding by closing corporate tax loopholes to keep our water and sewer systems up to date and protect our drinking water for generations to come.
Tell your representative to support the WATER Act and fix our aging water systems!
Americans for Democratic Action
Corporate Accountability International
Emerald Cities Collaborative
Food & Water Watch
Franciscan Action Network
Friends of the Earth
People Demanding Action
People's Water Board Coalition
Water You Fighting For
We the People of Detroit