Economics And Politics

The Citizens Of Northampton Massachusetts Votes Against Privatizing Their Water System

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Mayor Narkewicz recently raised the City’s water and sewer rates.

The Northampton City Council voted Thursday night 5/05/16 , 8 to 1, to stop private corporations from owning the city’s water system.




Privatization was certainly not being considered, however the city of Northampton desired to make certain it never would be.

The citizens of Northampton move happened after the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

 

Where substantial levels of lead was found in the drinking water right after the water supply was changed to save money.

The citizens want to make sure private corporations do not have the opportunity to try and profit off a fundamental necessity.

 

 

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Northampton City Council Vice President Ryan O’Donnell stated, “The cities and towns that have privatized their water have had some really bad results financially and in terms of public health, and we want to prevent that in Northampton by putting this common sense protection in place.”“The cities and towns that have privatized their water have had some really bad results financially and in terms of public health, and we want to prevent that in Northampton by putting this common sense protection in place.”

Mayor Narkewicz recently elevated the city’s water and sewer prices in order to fund $20,000,000.00 of improvements to the wastewater system.




In which will consist of bringing the Wastewater Treatment Facility on Hockanum Road up to code.

These rates go into effect in July, 2016.

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