In this Feb. 22, 2006 file photo, houses located in the Pocket Area of Sacramento, Calif., are seen along the Sacramento River. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)

Privatizing Water In The US: Billions Spent On Public Utilities Diminish Citizen Control

(MintPress) — Private equity firms have raised an estimated $186 billion  to purchase public water and sewer facilities across the U.S., a trend that environmentalists and community members believe is endangering citizen control of water supplies. A report released earlier this week by Food and Water Watch, a public interest organization, contends that the privatization of […]