Proposed water treatment tax targets toothpaste, anti-depressants and pop

YOU’VE got to love a politician who braves July heat in a suit in Washington DC to suggest that companies whose products either rely on clean water or contaminate it be tapped for a new tax to upgrade the country’s crumbling water treatment systems. On Wednesday, July 15, Representative Earl Blumenauer, (D-ORE) introduced the “Water Protection and Reinvestment Act,” H.R.3202, which would establish a $10 billion annual fund for repairing America’s corroded pipes and overburdened sewer systems.