ARTICLES

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?

read more >

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.

read more >

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.

read more >

Open letter to our customers and Missoula citizens

Posted: February 3, 2016

The condemnation case is winding its way through appeals. Liberty Utilities is now the upstream owner of Mountain Water. Here are important facts about the status and future of your water system.

read more >

Why Liberty Utilities? 10 good reasons

Posted: March 1, 2015

Should the city be allowed to take Mountain Water Company, or should Liberty Utilities buy our system? To us, the answer is clear.

read more >

City’s vision for running the water system: “Our plan is to plan”

Posted: February 17, 2015

We asked city officials about their plan for operating Missoula’s water system. They all admitted under oath: They don’t have one.

read more >

The real costs (and false rhetoric) of water system leaks

Posted: February 17, 2015

By eliminating all the leakage from Mountain Water’s mains, we could save $366,000 annually. And cost you more than $128 million in the process.

read more >

Employees address inaccuracies in city’s condemnation case

Posted: February 11, 2015

Four Mountain Water employees spoke to the Missoula City Council Committee of the Whole about factual misrepresentations made by the city’s attorneys.

read more >

City uses nasty tactics, lies trying to take over Mountain Water

Posted: February 10, 2015

Mountain Water president John Kappes addresses the strong-arm tactics employed by the city of Missoula as it seeks to take Mountain Water’s assets.

read more >

Drops in the Bucket

Posted: February 11, 2015

The city originally estimated $400,000 in legal costs for its Mountain Water takeover effort. Those “drops in the bucket” are now overflowing. Find out where things stand.

read more >