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THE WAR OF WATER
IN FRANCE ASSOCIATIONS OF TOWNS ARE REBELING AGAINST THE ABUSE OF CERTAIN PRIVATE SERVICES TO HAVE ACCESS TO WATER
The new independant services who thrives the new regulisation on the privatisation of public services of water, they want us, consomators, to pay an amont which is more and more expensive. We must say that they make us pay their services at higher prices and they make us pay the water bills outrageous amounts. It is mostly for the small villages and towns that they put limits. The small villages are not able to pay but these big socities continues to make their profit from them. Fortunately, some of the town Mayors did not encourage these big societies. Many associations were made in France, with the help of the town and village Mayors and their respective citizens. They have declared war against these societies who want to relate water on meter cube and makes us overpay for the consumation of water.
WHILE THERE ARE STILL MANY OF THE FRENCH TOWNS WANT THEIR OWN SERVICES OF WATER, OTHERS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HAVE IT BY JOINING THE ASSOCIATIONS OF TOWN HALLS AND BY THE HELP OF THE CITIZENS. THEY HAVE TO FACE THEIR DISPARAGOR AND ASSUME NOW THEIR OWN SERVICES TO HAVE ACCESS TO WATER.
We have also to know that these societies provide only the services of water but it is the operators who are behind them thats why many towns and villages of France have decided to group themselves and fight against these big societies and their operators. In most cases, these independant firmes do not even consult us before becoming our operatros. They do not even provide us the litre of other comparable services and thus they do not give us the right to chose and compare the different prices. Everything is good till they are the ones who have the profits. Eventually the water bills are growing. In one of the villages of the ’Pyrénées Oriental’, the vilagers have received water bills from their operators that are six to eight times more than the average; the habitants were surprise when they discovered that in their letter boxes. We must state things as they are, and i think that it is really cheap to send bills at these rates.
IN THE WORLD ONE PERSON ON THREE DOES NOT HAVE ACCESS TO WATER
In the world there are many countries where the majority of the habitants do not have access to water mostly drink able water. In most cases, the water services belong to the big owners, who privatise water services to be able to sell them at higher prices. The poor people are put apart as they do not have the capacity to pay the subscription to have drink able water. In France, the situation could turn like that if the services become too expensive mostly for homes who have only small incomes. Normally, they do not have the right to stop the water services but most of the time they stop it. To have access to water, is the right of each and every man on earth. Water is free for evzone and it is the services that is forced to be paid. The war of water has just begun and it can continue till a long time. It is not only a national problem and it has become a wordly problem.