Issue No. 86

Water Privatization Fiascos Public Citizen

Water Privatization Fiascos
Public Citizen

A New Social Experiment?

The role of multinational corporations in providing water and sanitation services is relatively new. In fact, one could say water "privatization" is a global social experiment. Historically, water has been viewed as a public good, not a market commodity. Over the last 200 years, most water utilities have been publicly owned and managed. And, the vast majority of people around the world receive water and sanitation services from publicly owned and operated facilities.

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