Water Buyout? | Position by LWVGP
4/14/2017: Local Study
League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria, IL
LWVGP studied ownership of the water distribution system beginning in early 2016 and determined its position in 2017.
Water is a necessary resource for human life, not a commodity. The most important attributes of a water utility are: transparency; local control of rates and quality among other issues; local governance which is co-located with the water supply and service area; public oversight; high quality service; competitive rates.
The LWVGP believes financial analysis of public ownership of a water utility is warranted.
LWVGP supports ownership of the water and its distribution system that:
Water Supply & Quality
Maintenance of Water System Infrastructure to Include:
Water System Encourages Economic Viability of the Region by:
Approved by Board of Directors of The League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria
March 13, 2017
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