SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
Indybay About Contact Newsletter Calendar Publish Community

Santa Cruz Indymedia | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Front Page

Thu Jun 21 2007 Residents Complain of Price Gouging and Poor Customer Service
The small community of Felton is going toe to toe with the nation's largest private water company, American Water, which bought Felton's water system in 2002. American Water serves some 18 million customers in 29 states, including California, Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, and Ohio. The community of Felton voted overwhelmingly to buy their water system back, but the company refuses to sell. Now the people of Felton plan to use eminent domain to buy back their water system, but American Water has spent millions of dollars resisting.

Felton isn't the only community to battle American Water. The city of Chicago waited months for broken fire hydrants to be fixed; and communities in Ohio fought back rate increases for brown tap water from American Water. The community of Felton and American Water have their first eminent domain court hearing later this month. imc_audio.gifRead More and Listen to Audio

01/20/15 Hundreds Protest Approval of Police Attack Vehicle Purchase at City Council Meeting   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
01/17/15 Cannabis Advocates Send Letters to Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors   Drug War | Santa Cruz Indymedia
01/16/15 Yellowstone National Park Initiates Bison Capture Operations   Environment & Forest Defense | Animal Liberation
01/16/15 DPR Recommendations Leave Schoolchildren, Rural Communities at Risk from Pesticides   Health, Housing, and Public Services | California
01/14/15 Statewide Tour Urges Governor Brown to Stop Fracking   Environment & Forest Defense | California
01/14/15 Bay Area Pulls Off 96 Hours of Action as Part of National Call to "Reclaim King’s Legacy"   Racial Justice | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | California
01/11/15 Environmentalists Couldn’t Stop the Slaughter at Idaho’s Annual Coyote and Wolf Derby   Environment & Forest Defense | Animal Liberation
01/10/15 Federal Government Releases Eric McDavid After Withholding Documents from Him at Trial   Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley
01/06/15 Santa Cruz Warming Center Program Provides Warmth and Shelter   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
01/06/15 Monarchs Decline By 90 Percent In Past 20 Years   Environment & Forest Defense | California
01/02/15 Fracking Regulations Released Six Months Before Studies Are Complete   Environment & Forest Defense | California | Government & Elections