CONDEMNATION.

NO PLAN FOR MISSOULA.

The city of Missoula wants you to believe that it would do a better job managing the water system. The facts tell a completely different story.

In this blog you’ll find key information that city officials would rather not talk about, along with useful analysis and context. You’ll learn why city ownership of the water system would guarantee higher water rates, deteriorating infrastructure, less voice for citizens and hundreds of millions of dollars leaving the local economy.

Below are links to recent information and perspectives on key developments in the case. You can also visit the archive of past articles, explore other resources such as court filings and news coverage, or review Frequently Asked Questions. Make sure to sign up for our mailing list to receive future updates. And make your voice heard.

One buyer’s Mountain Water is another buyer’s mountain of debt

Posted: February 24, 2016

Given all the needs our community has — education, economic development, housing, transportation, public health, police and fire services, open lands conservation — is owning the water system a $300 million priority for you?

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A light at the end of the tunnel? Or a freight train of debt?

Posted: February 24, 2016

City officials want you to believe that a publicly owned water system will keep more money in the local economy, provide greater system investment and reduce water rates. Sounds good, until you actually do the math.

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The debt is in the details: Key facts behind our public information campaign

Posted: February 24, 2016

Mountain Water President John Kappes responds to a blog article that questions our series of ads in local media.

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