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Should out-of-state water companies be able to buy Connecticut water utilities?
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ric bee

05/11/18 AT 09:58 AM
Yes,they won't have to do the bidding of Corrupticut.

05/08/18 AT 11:56 AM
NO the water belongs to us and no one has a right to buy it! It is not for sale!

05/08/18 AT 11:56 AM
Why stop there, they can also be purchased by foreign countries.

05/07/18 AT 04:11 PM
Private ownership is generally preferable to public ownership, especially when owners are small and local. But so long as the consumer protection regulatory bodies remain essentially ineffective, as they have been for years, we should not allow our water utilities to be acquired by large companies with big lobbying budgets.

05/07/18 AT 04:11 PM
As long as they create a local presence for maintenance and customer service.

05/07/18 AT 04:11 PM
As long as the buyer is an American company, and not a foreign interest, I don't see a conflict. Another water utility would have institutional and industry knowledge. Any out-of-state water company would be mandated by law to operate the utility within CT laws, DPH and DEEP rules and regulations, and answer to PURA, just as an in-state owner would.

05/07/18 AT 04:11 PM
If a monopoly overprices, then drill a well. Problem solved.

05/07/18 AT 04:11 PM
Water is a necessity and not a commodity. It should remain in the hands of locally-based companies and local control.

05/07/18 AT 04:11 PM
Let's be clear ... water is a resource and should be controlled by CT government. We need to make sure fiascoes like Niagara are never repeated ... in fact, Niagara should pay more for water - the more they use the higher the rate. This should also apply to manufacturers and private citizens. I will never vote for a candidate - republican, independent or democrat who favors anything but government control and no out of state ownership. Water is owned by the people of Connecticut, not politicians, not private companies and not the federal government.

05/07/18 AT 04:11 PM
As long as they live ny the same rules and contribute to the states economy
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