|Ten Largest Water Corporations in the United States By Population Served|
Which corporations want to take over our municipal water and sewer systems? Although there are several large water corporations active in the United States, four companies dominate the U.S. water privatization market: American Water, Aqua America, Suez’s United Water and Veolia Water North America.
The Key U.S. Players: American Water and Aqua America
American Water and Aqua America are largest private owners of public water and sewer systems in the United States. They are trying to buy up more systems and are targeting cash-strapped local governments across the country. After taking over a system, these companies typically seek to hike water rates usually aiming for another increase every other year.
The French Behemoths: Veolia and Suez
Veolia Environnement and Suez Environnement (better known in the United States as United Water) are the world’s largest water corporations. These Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in Paris, France, and have operations worldwide. They are the largest private operators of publicly owned water systems in the United States. If your city privatizes the management of your water or sewer system, one of these French is likely to be involved.
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