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Winnipeg to name ‘strategic partner’ for water utility soon

Winnipeg Free Press columnist Bartley Kives writes that, “Early in the new year, the city will settle on a strategic partner …to replace its water-and-waste department with an arm’s-length corporation that would be responsible for completing the city’s expensive sewage upgrades, waste-water treatment and water distribution, and garbage collection.”
The strategic partner will either be CH2m Hill, Veolia, or Black & Veatch.

For background on this, please see ‘ACTION ALERT: Defer decision on commercialization of Winnipeg’s water utility’ at www.canadians.org/action/2009/09-July-09.html and the ‘Municipal Corporate Utility for Winnipeg’s Water and Waste: Lessons from Elsewhere’ report by Maude Barlow and Meera Karunananthan at www.canadians.org/campaignblog/?p=1533.