Privatizing water service is a bad idea [Letter]

Public goods like water are so critical to human life that everyone must have equal access ("Protesters question city water system study," Aug. 13).

One of the easiest, most effective ways to improve these systems is to strategically share ideas and best practices among cities.

Right now, the world's largest water privatizer, Veolia, is threatening our public water system and our ability to learn from other cities.

Veolia has a vested interest in teaching cities to monetize their ideas. This allows the corporation to monopolize and profit from public system ideas, while public works departments are left without resources essential to improvement.

Let's take pride in our public water works and say no to Veolia. Let's share and learn from other public systems and save the competition for Baltimore crab cakes.

Patricia Fuentes, Towson

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