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

The disastrous consequences of commodifying 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 the way of the future, we encourage everyone to get involved in keeping their 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 Zoe Magnus, CUPE BC’s Water Watch coordinator: waterwatch@cupe.bc.ca  or follow on Twitter @CUPEWaterWatch.

January 14, 2015

New sewage treatment consultations underway on the South Island

VICTORIA—Discussions and decisions are once again on the table about the future of sewage treatment in the Capital Regional District on south Vancouver Island. The communities of Colwood, Esquimalt, Langford and View Royal as well as the Songhees Nation have formed a Westside working group to look at sewage treatment options and they are seeking public input. CUPE members and others who support publicly owned and operated sewage treatment have a number of options to get involved and be part of ...

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