Our water is becoming privatized. That’s a good thing.

In Pennsylvania, systems operated by water companies are 37.4% less likely to have a drinking water quality violation than those operated by local governments.

Important conversations are happening in Pennsylvania about how to address water infrastructure challenges and needs. Unfortunately, the conversation is often focused solely on water rates.

Championing rates as the benchmark for affordability is shortsighted and shows a fundamental misunderstanding of the costs of providing safe, reliable water service at rates that are affordable. What good are low rates if they lead to crumbling, unreliable infrastructure and water that is unsafe to drink?

Continue reading at The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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