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Using Environmental Protection Agency data, the group estimated that between October 2007 and October 2011 the number of Americans served by privately owned systems fell 16%, while the number served by public ones rose 8%.

Communities large and small are increasingly seeking to maintain or revert back to public control of their water systems,” said Seth Gladstone, spokesman for the group. Privatization raises costs because of the profits companies must make, he said, adding that customers have more oversight of local systems.

Towns Try to Take Back Water Systems
— By William Harless
(The Wall Street Journal)