Baltimore City Council Approves Water Privatization Ban
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Baltimore just took a big step toward becoming the nation's first major city to ban the privatization of its water and sewer system.

The Baltimore City Council overwhelmingly approved a charter amendment yesterday that makes the sale or lease of its water system illegal, The Baltimore Sun reports. The measure ensures that the public owns and controls the water system.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, who supports the measure, has until August 13 to sign it. Then, it will be put on the ballot for...

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