City officials: Missoula can run water utility for millions less
|October 31, 2014||View for printing|
The city of Missoula estimates it could operate the local water company for at least $5.5 million less than a private company can - given public information available to date.
"Keeping this money in Missoula means the system is better maintained over time, pure and simple," Mayor John Engen said in an email.
In a statement, however, Mountain Water Co. president John Kappes said the city's assessment is unrealistic and its case is disingenuous because it still lacks a clear financial plan for operations.
By Keila Szpaller
Sounds like the Mayor of Missoula learned his accounting from the likes of Enron. I'm sorry but I believe Mtn Water company provide the citizens much value, great service and an important resource at a fair price. They also protected the acquifer!
I'll side with Mtn Water and John on this ALL THE WAY.
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