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Issue Briefs

Briefs Found: 4
May 27, 2015

Detroit Needs a Water Affordability Plan

To avoid violating basic human rights and creating a public health crisis, Detroit must stop residential shutoffs, restore service to disconnected households and implement a broad and accessible affordability program.

October 27, 2014

Haddonfield’s Water Future

Haddonfield, New Jersey should retain local public ownership of its water resources to best protect the interests of consumers and the environment.

May 8, 2014

Aqua America: A Corporate Profile

Aqua America is the second largest publicly traded U.S. water utility company, serving nearly three million people in eight states.

December 13, 2011
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What the SLUDGE is this?

Sludge is the solid remnants of the wastewater treatment process. Wastewater treatment facilities, most of which are publicly owned treatment works (POTWs), are able to remove many of the bacteria, viruses and chemicals that end up in sludge. POTWs serve approximately 75 percent of the U.S. population. Yet these facilities do not have enough money to purchase the technology needed to remove all of the prescription drugs and chemicals that enter the wastewater stream every day from our household and personal care products.