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UPDATE: Waxman calls for remunicipalization of White Rock water utility

CUPE reports, “More than 100 local residents crowded First United Church in White Rock, B.C., the evening of Monday, June 3 to hear about the opportunity for increased public accountability of their drinking water systems. Speakers at the event included Professor Dr. Mildred Warner of Cornell University’s Department of Regional Planning, Ava Waxman of the Council of Canadians, and community representative Phil LeGood. Attendees at the event were welcomed by Chief Joanne Charles of the Semiahmoo First Nation.” The public forum was hosted by Margaret Woods, spokesperson for the White Rock Accountable Water Committee.

The report adds, “White Rock’s water systems are currently owned by the Edmonton based utility corporation EPCOR. White Rock City Council is investigating the feasibility of acquiring the utility, and will be considering a business case on June 10.”

‘The White Rock Accountable Water Committee is supported by White Rock City Workers CUPE Local 402-01, CUPE BC Water Watch, and the Council of Canadians, Surrey/Langley/White Rock Chapter.” It will be hosting another public event on June 18 and screen the film Water Makes Money: How Private Corporations Make Money With Water.

For more, please go to:
NEWS: White Rock to debate water remunicipalization, June 10
NEWS: White Rock, BC may remunicipalize its water utility
The White Rock Accountable Water Committee webpage
White Rock residents excited by opportunities for accountable public drinking water