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Please Sign the Keep Public Our Waters Petition June 4, 2009

Posted by marylou in Political Action.
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Please sign this Petition to the Common Council of Milwaukee, WI to tell them we never want to privatize our water.

SIGN THE PETITION

please pass the petition on!

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1. Jim Bolstad - June 8, 2009

The attraction of privatizing Milwaukee’s drinking water supply is that a corporation believes they can make profits by taking over the operation, and certain local officials think that the proceeds from the lease could help pay off some of the City’s budget shortfalls. Would we want to be stupid enough to relinquish local control of this resource, when the City could make those same profits and put that money back into the community? Yes, there will have to be rate increases, but do we want them to become corporate profits, or added revenue for the City? Milwaukee has the stated goal to become the fresh water research hub of the Midwest. It would seem that privatizing the water supply is incompatible with this goal.


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