Freshwater swimming poses risks
Says 60 percent of Austin’s "waterways are found to be contaminated with fecal matter and deemed unsafe to swim."
— Politifact Texas on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
You can't find pollution if you don't look for it
The Black River’s water quality is "rated at the very top in North Carolina."
— Politifact North Carolina on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
Legally, Flint's water is clean
"Flint still doesn’t have clean water."
— Politifact PunditFact on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
McCarthy's claim holds some water
"While California’s population has doubled since the 1970s, we haven’t completed a single major (water) storage project in that time."
— Politifact California on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
More progress than he notes
In Flint, Mich., "the pipes still haven't been replaced. The water is still poisoned."
— Politifact PunditFact on Monday, November 21st, 2016
Says Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine "want to shut down shale, and shut down natural gas."
— Politifact National on Sunday, September 25th, 2016
It could be hundreds of thousands
"There are tens of thousands of homes right here in California where you turn on the faucet but you can't drink the water."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
Wrong dates, but there is a link
Water rates in Manila, Philippines, "were raised up to 845 percent" when a subsidiary of the World Bank became a partial owner.
— Politifact Global News Service on Thursday, May 12th, 2016
Others strapped too
"Austin is the only city in an arid landscape in the western United States dependent on a single source of water."
— Politifact Texas on Monday, May 18th, 2015
Room to improve
Texas agriculture is "at 98 percent efficiency" in water use and "just about maxed out as to what we can do on the conservation end of it."
— Politifact Texas on Monday, May 4th, 2015
Troubling stat, but it's outdated
"Every 20 seconds, a child dies because they lack access to clean water and sanitation."
— Politifact PunditFact on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
Recent record-low water levels in Lake Michigan are evidence that global warming is leading to "the evaporation of our Great Lakes."
— Politifact National on Friday, June 28th, 2013
Aye one way, nay other ways
Says Texas ranks first among the states in the amount of carbon dioxide emitted and toxic chemicals released into water.
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
Says Austin’s treated wastewater, put into the Colorado River, is of higher quality than water the city takes from the lake for public use.
— Politifact Texas on Monday, January 21st, 2013
Farm runoff, particularly at one Ohio river, poses greater trouble
Says "Detroit dumping a bunch of sewage" in Lake Erie "causes big problems" for Ohio.
— Politifact Ohio on Monday, January 7th, 2013
No free lunch
Proposition 2 on November’s Texas ballot "does not cost state taxpayers any money."
— Politifact Texas on Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
Chlorinated, fish-killing water, that is
The Medford Water Commission was fined $279,000 for dumping plain drinking water into a stream.
— Politifact Oregon on Saturday, June 18th, 2011