News – City of Prince Rupert to research water and sewage privatization

Read today’s article in The Northern View:

The proponents of plans to privatize the city’s water and, possibly, sewer system say that the reasons are because of costs and recruitment. That is why we’re focused on finding alternatives to privatization that retain public control of the system while addressing the need for enough capital to fund it and enough skilled workers to maintain and run it. Many cities facing similar challenges continue to provide utilities without forming an outside company or adding profit to the equation. Prince Rupert can look at these other cities as models as we develop alternatives to the plan presented by city staff.