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Montpellier adopts a public water governance

14 May 2014
Water is a public good! It is essential for life. With these words the mayor of Montpellier, Mr. M. Saurel, announced that the Montpellier municipality would take back control over its water supply.

The Mayor said that the city aims for a lower price and for a new approach to water services. The city will terminate the contract with Veolia that has run the service for 25 years on 1 January 2015 and from then the municipality will provide the service for seven years.

Next to a reduction of the water tariff by 10% the city will establish a policy for ensuring water supply to the poor. These were the main reasons to take water back under public control.

Read the full article in French (Le Parisien)

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