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In Canada and around the world, corporations want to profit from the delivery of water services—and from water itself.

Through public private partnerships (P3s), many governments are failing to do their job as stewards of public water. CUPE believes that to safeguard public water, we must ensure that the delivery of water and wastewater services remains public.

Treating water as a natural “resource”, like oil or forests, is wrong. Water is essential to all life. All water must remain public water.

The following resources on P3s can help you protect public water.