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Water Privatization

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Started: 12/29/2012 Category: Economics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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mddkdc

Con

This first round is for acceptance.
goldman

Pro

I accept the debate. I believe that this topic is interesting and urgent problem.
I look forward to an enlightening debate.
Debate Round No. 1
mddkdc

Con

mddkdc forfeited this round.
goldman

Pro

Let me begin my argument for round 2.
There are number of advantages which can be brought about by promoting water privatization.

Firstly, water privatization contributes to reducing the financial burden facing many local governments of the United States. The reason is that they lack the financial resources to upgrade and to renovate aging water supply systems for the community. Therefore, these days water privatization is gaining popularity in the U.S. For example, ``the trend is for local governments to relinquish some or all their control over the design, construction, ownership and operation of water services. This trend has accelerated as giant multinational corporations have sought to enter into the U.S. utility
market. Today, approximately 15 percent of U.S. delivery systems and 5 percent of wastewater utilities are privately owned, serving about 15 percent of U.S. utility consumers.``( http://serconline.org...)
Moreover, today, ``roughly half the drinking water utilities in the U.S. are privately owned. They serve about one in every six Americans.``( http://grist.org...)

Secondly, by privatizing the supply of water people and industry can get stable supply of water with reasonable price.
A company engaging in water business are required to supply water which can be met to certain standards set by the
local government. If it could not live up to the demand by those public institutions, it would be punished or would be required to close the operation. And ``because of the competition, the business will try to operate efficiency and to maintain higher quality of service while still cutting cost to eliminate waste. ( http://globalcitizerns. pbworks.com)
Social responsibility is urgently required for water business as all the private companies must assume.

My arguments will be continued for round 3.
Debate Round No. 2
mddkdc

Con

mddkdc forfeited this round.
goldman

Pro

I continue on my arguments. Thirdly, a private company must assume legal responsibility. The activity of private firms
must be accepted not only by the customers or society but by banks or stockholders.
``The free market system itself would be a regulator for the private company`s performance. Only success and profits would attract stock shareholders, whereas poor performance could run the company out of business in such a competitive market system. Municipalty run organizations would not have such pressures and as a result is arguably less accountable than private companies.``( http://globalcitizens. pbworks.com)

Finally, privatization of water business contributes to the betterment of the local community. For example, in the United States ``privately owned utilities serve by paying local, states and federal taxes. ( generally, municipal utilities do not pay taxes.) So in addition to providing top quality water service, a privately owned utility also help fund schools, police and fire departments, etc.``(http://grist.org...)

From above arguments, I firmly believe that water privatization is justified and reasonable project.
Debate Round No. 3
mddkdc

Con

mddkdc forfeited this round.
goldman

Pro

Unfortunately, my oppornent forfeited his argument again.
Therefore, I can not continue on my argument.
Debate Round No. 4
mddkdc

Con

mddkdc forfeited this round.
goldman

Pro

I do not continue on my argument.
Vote for Pro.
Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by emj32 4 years ago
emj32
how the hell do you privatize water ...
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