US Filter, United Water, and American Water Works (all subsidiaries of French and English multinationals) have bought public water systems in dozens of U.S. cities.

May 9, 2015

"US Filter, United Water, and American Water Works (all subsidiaries of French and English multinationals) have bought public water systems in dozens of U.S. cities. Service has often been terrible and rates high. The taxpayers of Jacksonville, Florida, actually put up $219 million to buy their system back."

 

Source: The State of the Commons, 2003/4, a report to Owners from Friends of the Commons, 16 www.friendsofthecommons.org

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