Argument: Water privatization is at odds with water conservation
- "Water: to privatize or not to privatize". The South Asian. February 27, 2004 - "Can water privatization and water conservation co-exist? There are fundamental conflicts of interests between the objectives of water conservation and privatization. Private companies are answerable to their shareholders and the primary objective for any venture is profits. The profits are directly proportional to the amount of water consumed. Thus, the incentive for the private company is to maximize consumption of water. This incentive is in direct opposition to the aims of conservation of water."