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A $2,167.02 Water Bill? How a Water Company Forced a 91-year-old Woman To Sell Her Home

The notion of a profit-driven multinational corporation controlling the supply of water to our homes (yes, the water we as humans rely on daily to drink, bathe and live) seems odd to many. Perhaps as odd as the notion of a corporation controlling (and charging us for) the sunshine we enjoy, or air we breathe. But with so much to worry about these days, it often takes an extreme case to remind us all just how absurd the privatization of water is. The recent case of 91-year old Camden, N.J., resident Eleanor Sochanski and her $2,167.02 water bill should do the trick.

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