Lead, Dead, Repossess-ed! Revisiting Flint!

I read today that residents in Flint Michigan who have refused to pay their water bills are receiving foreclosure notices from the city water department. Can you imagine this? The water department commits a criminal act against its residents by sending them poisoned water, and now intends to foreclose on homeowner mortgages if the injured parties do not pay the water bill. I have called for the establishment of a…

How Big Is The Water Jobs Market?

As I mention in the PDF I have attached, some colleagues of mine asked me that question as part of a project we are working on. Since this was not a new discussion to me I was well aware of the lack of any real water jobs number. No executive recruiter I ever met knew how big the market was, and no water organization I am aware of ever had…

Why Does Bottled Water Have An Expiration Date?

In this week’s Parade magazine columnist Marilyn vos Savant answered this very question from one of her readers. In one paragraph she did a nice job of addressing the issue. The Cliffs Notes version of her answer suggested that over time a bottle might break and leak, the water might develop an unacceptable taste and smell, and then finally, over time certain harmful chemicals in the plastic might leach out…