30 Dec '13, 1pm

United Water CEO: Private equity and the future of water

United Water CEO: Private equity and the future of water

A few months ago, one of our crews at United Water, working within view of Manhattan's skyline, unearthed a section of water main stamped with the date when it was originally laid. It reads 1897 — the year in which William McKinley succeeded Grover Cleveland as president of the United States, the Klondike Gold Rush began with the arrival of the first successful prospectors in Seattle, and Boston ran its first marathon with 15 competitors. For 116 years, that pipe carried clean, fresh water to people's homes. Like most of us today (about seven in 10 people, according to a study of U.S. households last year), successive generations would have scarcely given a second thought to how that water got there when they turned the tap on. And why would they when that water seems to cost next to nothing? Maybe people's sense that water should cost nothing is why there is often protest...

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