There are ten major corporate players now delivering fresh water services for profit. Between them, the three biggest " Suez and Vivendi Environment of France and RWEAG of Germany " deliver water and wastewater services to almost 300 million customers.
Source: Barlow, Maude, "Water Democracy: Who Should Control the World's Water?" Resurgence, No. 219, July/August 2003, 30-32.