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Water Rights a Hot Topic in North Carolina, West Virginia

Legal battles in North Carolina and West Virginia are determining whether water systems will be controlled by local, state or private entities.

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Water Privatization

The troubles of an investor-owned, private water utility in West Virginia illustrate some of the hazards of private water ownership. Nationally, the number of Americans relying on public water utilities is growing, and for-profit water companies face a tougher market.

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