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The Heavy and Unsustainable Price of Chile's Privatized Water

Daniel Gallagher The Guardian
Promoted by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the Chilean model for the commodification of water has changed the way water is valued and managed globally. But with water availability to Chile’s capital predicted to fall 40% by 2070, Chileans are demanding the government prioritize human and ecological needs over profit and scrap the neoliberal scheme that began with the privatization of the nation’s water under the Pinochet dictatorship.

Nestle Just Gained Control Over This Town's Water for the Next 45 Years

Nathan Wellman U.S. Uncut
There has never been a contract that ties up local water resources for such a long period of time in American history. Water activists worry that this could set a precedent for future corporate attempts to take water from rural towns for extended periods of time.

Residents Fight Back Against Pittsburgh's Privatized Water Authority

Aaron Miguel Cantú Truthout
Based on estimates from the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA), about 14% of the population have received inaccurate and/or delayed water bills for months. Campaign to Reform PWSA, hopes to end what they see as the PWSA's coercive attempts to shake down citizens for money. They also hope to alter PWSA to be more transparent and responsive, because right now PWSA has become a smokescreen for Veolia Environment, largest private water company in the world.
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