This memo outlines a few of the serious risks posed by water privatization deals and provides examples of communities that have dealt with the harmful consequences of water privatization. Water is essential to life. A [...]
2,300 miles separate Coatesville from Missoula, but the two towns have more in common than you might think. One important similarity? Their ongoing struggles with private, for-profit water companies, like too many cities [...]
A new report released by Corporate Accountability International with Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU), shows that promises made by private water corporations fail to materialize or come at the expense of [...]
This fact sheet discusses the push for water privatization, some of the key problems with private equity takeovers of water systems, and offers several alternative solutions for communities dealing with fiscal crisis.
For-profit water companies usually hike household water prices after buying municipal water and sewer systems. Many companies employ an aggressive rate increase strategy to recoup their investment and boost profits, usually [...]
CWFNC documents the impacts of water privatization on communities across the state, describing the growing impacts private water and sewer companies are having on water affordability, customer service, and water quality.
This article presents comprehensive research confirming that privatization of water does not lead to cost savings. It also presents data showing privatization is the least common approach to water service delivery among US [...]
This report addresses the privatization of water utilities in order to generate revenue in a post-recession economy. Food & Water Watch reviewed 200 prospective and completed sales and concessions over the last two decades [...]
Veolia Water North America, headquartered in Chicago, Ill., is the top private water services contractor in the United States. With $546 million in revenue from 166 government clients, it dominated the country’s water [...]
This report discusses New Jersey's unsatisfactory experiences with water privatization, including poor service and high rates, and urges the state of New Jersey not to auction off water utilities or outsource sewer services, [...]
This report discusses instances of water privatization in the U.S., explains the threat that water privatization poses to consumers, and stresses the importance of protecting water systems from private control.
This article identifies some of the important areas of water privatization in which accountability is needed and recommends state legislation establishing standards and processes for the approval of water service [...]