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Hamilton - Support for municipal delivery of water and waste water operation is growing, says Hamilton Water Watch, a newly formed local coalition calling for council to regain public control of the citys water system.

Council is set to vote on whether to proceed with another 10-year private water contract on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 7:00 p.m.

There will be a Water Watch public water rally prior to the council meeting.

  • Who:
    Hamilton Water Watch

  • What:
    Rally in support of public water and waste water operation

  • Where:
    City Hall, 2nd floor foyer outside council chambers

  • When:
    Wednesday, January 28, 2004, at 6:00 p.m.

In addition to attending the rally, Water Watch is encouraging area residents to call their councillor and ask them to:

  • Vote to bring water and waste water operations back under municipal control and reverse a public works committee recommendation supporting another 10-year private contract.

  • Initiate an independent audit of the existing contract and for the findings to be released at public consultation sessions before any decision on contracting out is made.

Hamilton Water Watch members include:

Hamilton East MP Sheila Copps, Canadian Catholic Organization For Development and Peace (CCODP) Environment Hamilton, Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA), The Council of Canadians, Hamilton Chapter, Hamilton Labour Council, CUPE National, CUPE Local 5167, CUPE Ontario, the Canadian Labour Congress.


For more information contact:
Dave Michor, Hamilton Water Watch - (905) 575-5411 ext.232
Stella Yeadon, Water Watch Communications - (416) 578-8774