More stories about Privatization

  • Operations

    Colorado's Arapahoe County will eliminate more than 30 positions after its largest customer became the 17th city to outsource infrastructure services to engineering firm CH2M Hill OMI.

  • Public Defender

    Since the public sector isn't burdened by the requirement to be profitable, we're free to deliver service based on what's best for the public.

  • From concept to reality

    Many cities are struggling to find new ways to meet the challenges posed by an enormous infrastructure funding gap. Indianapolis is using the flexibility of a public-private partnership to implement new practices to reduce capital improvement costs and to keep up with the demands of population...

  • Just say ‘no’ to privatization

  • A tale of two water utilities

    With the push to be competitive, public works managers are finding themselves debating whether privatization is the way to efficiency and accountability—while responding to growing service demands. Common to just about every utility manager is the desire to face these challenges strategically.

  • Considering ConOps?

    In recent years, abrupt, contentious, and widely publicized terminations of contract operations (ConOps) agreements for water systems in Atlanta, New Orleans, and other municipalities have raised many questions regarding this form of facility management. Is ConOps a cost-efficient option to keep a...