Category Archive: government “utilities”

Apr 30

Chicago’s government water is contaminated by lead

Government-provided drinking water is often contaminated and toxic despite its exorbitant cost. Here is a story about lead contamination in Chicago’s drinking water.

Mar 26

Government of Big Timber, Montana–population 1,600–spends $5.6 million on new water treatment plant

Government-provided water is often polluted, dirty, and toxic, despite its exorbitant cost. Yet government trusters tend to defy water privatization to their dying breath. The town council of Big Timber, Montana recently voted to spend $5.6 million–approximately $3,400 for every man, woman and child in the town–for a new water treatment facility. Big Timber is …

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Mar 26

Philadelphia sewage flows directly into City drinking water

Drinking water delivered by municipal governments is often dirtier and more toxic than water from any other source. And when one does the math, one almost always finds that government-provided drinking water is vastly more expensive (in the aggregate) than private-sector alternatives. Now there is news that the City of Philadelphia’s public water supplies are …

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Mar 23

Government officials poisoned the drinking water of Flint, Michigan; now a lawsuit alleges that donation money was diverted to the mayor’s political account.

The Government of Flint, Michigan knowingly poisoned the public drinking water with lead. And when numerous tests (of both the government drinking water and the blood lead levels of children in the City) showed high lead levels, the government officials concealed and covered up their crimes. When the poisoned water became a major news story, …

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Jan 29

Government solutions after government poisoned thousands in Flint: Send money to fund more government!

Unlike a private business, which loses money and goes bankrupt after providing bad service, government agencies generally benefit from failure and crisis. Failure means even more money and power! Good money after bad. Here is an Associated Press article about Michigan lawmakers passing a bill to take $28 million more from taxpayers to divert to …

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Jan 26

After government poisoned Flint, private companies donate clean water. Government trusters complain that this “sends the wrong message.”

Government officials purportedly “in charge” of Flint, Michigan ran the City into the ground after decades of corruption. Then the government secretly exposed the people of Flint to polluted, lead-contaminated drinking water. Yet those who trust and worship intrusive, expansive government are now complaining that Wal-Mart, Pepsi, Nestle, and Coca-Cola are offering to provide free …

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