They’ve Come For Our Water

Big Business has a thirst for water.  Your water.

The privatization of water is a serious issue that cannot be taken lightly.  From Coca-Cola to Nestle, companies are gulping up every ounce of fresh water they can get ahold of.  Water privatization companies exist to make the transition of water from a public commodity to a privatized one.  One such company, Global Water Corporation, has stated:

“Water has moved from being an endless commodity that may be taken for granted to a rationed necessity that may be taken by force.”

Sounds like a threat, doesn’t it?  Or at least a glimpse of what they intend to do.  Environmental activists warn that companies plan to take water from us in three ways:

  • By water mining and drawing from underground sources of water that feed streams and rivers
  • By leasing water systems ‘temporarily’
  • By managing municipal water systems

As a result of Coca Cola’s bottling operations in India, communities are suffering sever water shortages and groundwater contamination.

As more and more people live on this planet, the demand for water, life’s necessity, rises.  The amount of fresh water available is shrinking everyday, and companies that are dependent on water for the operation of their business will stop at nothing to stay in business.  This means companies will be asking cities and states to rent or buyout lakes and other freshwater bodies of water.  Be on the lookout for water privatization issues when you go to vote and always vote against any privatization whatsoever to keep water public and available to everyone.