The statement that “water is a human right” is erroneous; and naive. The United States and 40 other countries abstained from the U.N. vote to recognize access to water as a human right.
In the U.S., a citizen’s’ right to water is dependent on the state constitution where that citizen resides. If a particular state constitution indicates that water is held in trust for the public, as it is in Vermont, then there’s the possibility that state’s legislature could legislate protection for groundwater as well as surface water, as Vermont has done. Otherwise, it’s doubtful a state can fully protect its water supplies, especially groundwater, from the corporate vultures, especially if the corporate vultures are contributing to legislators’ campaign coffers.