When given a choice, communities want control over their own destiny. That destiny is closely related to controlling their own water supply and treatment.
Despite the decade’s old effort of USEPA to force communities to overcome what they think are “football” rivalries…..communities across the land still prefer and will chose self-determination…..not forced consolidation.
This editorial get’s it exactly wrong (click here). Let communities large or small make their own choices. The “failure of leadership” blame in situations like this is tossed out by statists who want to arm-twist and intimidate communities to be under the thumb of some other government body above them. If communities choose to consolidate water service, great. If not, leave them alone.