Analysis of Private Operation of the Water System - January 2003
Analysis of Private Operation of the Water System
Released: January 2003
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This audit was the third of three planned audits on the performance by United Water Service Unlimited Atlanta, LLC. The City of Atlanta contracted with the company in 1999 to provide water and billing services to the city for twenty years.
At the time of privatization, the city estimated that switching from public to private control of the water system would save the city $52.9 million over the course of three years. Our estimate instead showed $29.4 million saved, about 55 percent of the original estimate.