Water is a precious resource and a vital public service. Public drinking water and wastewater services are human rights, and the lifeblood of healthy communities. We’re all better off with publicly owned and operated water services.

Governments must oversee water in the public interest and not trade, sell, or export it. Privatization through public-private partnerships or contracting out puts water services at risk. Communities, not corporations, must control public water and wastewater services.

CUPE works with community partners locally and globally to stop privatization and safeguard water sources and services from underfunding, pollution, climate change and scarcity. Together, let’s keep our water and wastewater systems strong and public.