Dienstag, 23. März 2010

Private oder öffentliche Wasserversorgung?

In England, 100% of the people get their water from private sources, and they have just 10 water systems. Even in France, 90% of the people get their water from private companies. In the US, we let government officials run amok. It was not always so. In 1850, about 80% of the country got its water from private companies. By 1900, it was 50%. So we’ve taken decades to get where we are today. Where we are today is an expensive place to be.

Quelle: Water Supply of America is Becoming Unreliable

Interessanter Artikel — insbesondere im Lichte, dass in Neuenegg derzeit Bestrebungen im Gange sind, die vielen kleinen, genossenschaftlichen Wasserversorgungen der einzelnen Bezirke, zusammenzulegen.

Eine Wasserversorgungsgesellschaft für knapp 5000 Einwohner? Nun, in den USA sieht man diese kleine Grösse als äusserst kritisch:

First, there are way too many systems. We have 55,000 water systems in this country. Second, most are too small, serving fewer than 3,000 people. The whole thing is inefficient, like trying to sled uphill.

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