Stop the Privatization of Carteret County Water System!

Stop the Privatization of Carteret County Water System!

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Carteret County for Public Water CC4PW started this petition to Carteret County Commissioners

Sign this petition to stop the sale of Carteret Counties Public Water System to a Private for-profit Company!

Carteret County completed a water study with the possibility of the Town of Beaufort taking over the County system. Beaufort has passed on taking over the county water. We now have at least two Private Companies that have put in bids. If you look into Private companies that are running water systems in NC currently or across the country, they do not look like anything we want here. We have a clean and reliable water system that we need to protect. We have families on fixed incomes that can't afford yearly rate increases. We need to protect our water system for our economic future.

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We have learned that this sale of the Carteret County Water System will be the first sale of a municipal water system in NC to a private utility company. The NC Utilities Commission is watching and aware as this will set precedent in all of NC.

Private Companies raise rates by 10% on average to cover costs plus make a return on investment. Private Companies charge on average around 70% more for water service. Private companies serve shareholders and not users. Private companies have a history of not properly maintaining water systems, causing pressure issues and dirty water. Food and Water Watch Rate increases

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