The city council of Turnavos has recently adopted a resolution against the privatization of water srvices in Greece. Here folows the full text.
The City Council of Tyrnavos, in its 13th meeting (04-10-2016) with its decision, no. 239/2016
DECIDES IN MAJORITY:
The City Council of Tyrnavos is against the commercialization of water and sanitation services because this is not for the benefit of the public interest.
The council claims that:
-The water is a common that cannot be commercialized.
-The access to the drinking water and the quality of services of water supply and seweage are indisputable rights for all citizens, strongly linked to the right for life, hygiene and human dignity.
–EYDAP must remain a public organization to service the society and it must not be transformed to a means for the profit of private interests.
-Whenever there was an attempt to sell public services of water supplies to private interests ,there was a failure due to dramatic increases of prices and dramatic decrease of water quality and consequently, the return of the water services management to either the municipality or the state became unavoidable.
-Within the framework of the upcoming constitutional revision, the social control and the public sector management of the water should be legally ensured.