Trenton Voters Say ‘No’ to Private Water

 Source: by Mike Hall, AFL-CIO blog, Jun 16, 2010 

Union and community activists in Trenton, N.J., rallied voters with door-to-door campaigning to beat back the New Jersey American Water Company’s nearly $250,000 advertising and mail blitz to privatize a prized and profitable part of the city’s water system.

In a referendum yesterday, voters rejected, 6,968 to 1,812, a proposal to sell to American Water the city’s municipally owned Trenton Water Works suburban infrastructure–pipes, water towers and tanks. Said Bob Houser of the Utility Workers (UWUA):

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