In this case, public "water" is at stake which, step by step, is moving from the dimension of "right" to the "business" one.
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It is always important to remind that private subjects managing public goods seek to achieve a "private economic interest" highly influencing the consumers' budget. There are two possibilities to achieve profits from an industrial management of water : a) reducing costs (with a consequent decrease in service quality) - b) increasing bills.
Instead of directing adequate investments for the efficiency of water pipelines, fighting water wasting, to support sensibilisation campaigns for a better use of water at home, as usual in Italy private managers are considered synonym of efficiency, the only way to bring efficiency to the system.
Do not forget the enormous political interests hidden in this process...