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Water Watch

Communities throughout B.C. and across Canada are facing pressure to privatize their water and wastewater systems.

The disastrous consequences of commercializing water and handing control of such vital resources to corporations to run for a profit is well-documented – from rising prices, declining water quality, limitations on conservation to outright denial of water to those who cannot afford to pay.

In a world where increasing freshwater shortages are a growing reality, it's in all our interests to get involved in keeping our water and wastewater services clean, green, affordable and in public hands.  

You can do this by organizing a Water Watch group in your community or joining one of the existing groups and/or campaigns in the province. See below:

For more information, please contact Kathryn Sutton, CUPE BC’s Water Watch coordinator: waterwatch@cupe.bc.ca  or follow on Twitter @CUPEWaterWatch.

April 8, 2016

Sooke Wastewater Services to be delivered in-house

SOOKE – The District of Sooke has voted unanimously to end their contract with for-profit contractor EPCOR and bring wastewater services in-house. Sooke staff estimate that the District can save approximately $225,000 annually by operating and maintaining the system themselves. There will be a six month transition period and the District will officially take over as of October 1, 2016. “The move to publicly deliver wastewater services is a big win for the community,” says CUPE 374 President ...

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