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When Water Is Not for Privatization

Positive Future #308 (Feature photo – Water – Public Domain U.S. Air Force Photo) Baltimore Maryland is a large city (population 620,000) that is part of a much larger urban metro area of some 10 million people that includes Washington, D.C. Baltimore is unique in that it is an independent city and stands on its own without being part of any county. Baltimore just made news when its citizens passed a resolution (recent elections) that prohibits the city from ever privatizing its water and sewer systems – the first in America for a city of this size and stature. Almost 77 percent of voters voted in favor of having only…

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How Much is Water Worth?

Touch the Soil News #1042 (Feature photo – Water Fountain – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) How you answer that question may depend upon whether or not you’ve experience the ravages of drought – economic, land subsidence (sinking), personal sacrifice and environmental degradation. While it is not making history (it really should be) few are aware of the damages that have been incurred in California from ongoing droughts. California is the nation’s fruit and vegetable basket. In one of the largest grass-roots movements ever to unfold, conservation groups, agricultural organizations, environmental justice organizations, water agencies, local governments, businesses and politicians have all come together to get more than 600,000 signatures and…

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