MPWWR Briefs: Book recommends privatizing water systems

Maritime Provinces Water & Wastewater Report
January 26, 2003


A new book titled Liquid Assets: Privatizing and Regulating Canada’s Water Utilities says that privatizing water and sewer systems is cheaper, inspires innovation and eliminates conflicts of interest.  The author, Elizabeth Brubaker, says that when the public sector is in charge of the systems, it becomes difficult for the public sector to crack down on poorly preforming systems.  Brubaker says Atlantic cities which must overhaul aging water systems may want to consider privatizing the service.

To view this brief in PDF form, click here.


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