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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)