Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.
I know someone who works for DELCORA. They forced people onto the public water system and the public sewer system and it's managed by this business. Their water and sewer prices more than tripled and older residents were actually forced out of their homes because of this company. This is exactly what you are advocating for.
You say that it is impossible for wells in the city because it is impossible. Based on what? Perhaps you are thinking New York or a large city rather than just "city".
You say that government is preferable to business because they aren't there to make a huge profit, yet what incentive do they to be efficient or even to not force those same people out of their homes because of water prices?
In the example you give, the government defined the parameters under which the water company can operate and yet when the water company operated under those parameters you blame the company. Where is the logic in that? Where was the sainted government protecting its citizens from the evil water company? What kind of shape was the system in when the municipality turned it over to this "business" to run? It's easy to look for blame, but it takes a bit longer to look for causes.
I repeat again, I'm advocating for government oversight of private water in terms of quality, performance metrics and profit margin. I don't want the government in business and I don't want business in government. Your only solution to a bad deal with government is to vote someone out, while my solution is to have penalty clauses that encourage private water businesses to be efficient and effective.
As for the Nestle's CEO, I didn't hear him proposing for Nestle's to move from consumer packaged goods into municipal water management. That sounds like a major strategic shift. Should water be managed? Sure, to some degree. People get cranky when they turn their faucet and clean water doesn't come out. They get even crankier when no water comes out.
And for the final time, I will ask my question again: "Is there any point at which someone's water should be turned off for nonpayment--whether municipally run or private?"
You don't listen/ read very well. I DON"T LIKE EITHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, I was talking major metropolitan areas. My town of 2500 people is on water supplied by 3 wells. Our town is self sufficient. My water costs are also well below average for the country. We also have our own power company and our power is only 13 cents per kilowatt hour! If you can't understand that business charges more for water than government does, well, I'm sorry about that. If it were possible, I would that every person in the country could have a private well to control their own water. I also have my own filtering system at home. One that can purify sewage into drinkable water. I got that because the towns well got contaminated a couple years ago and I didn't find out until 12 hours later. But, if I were to get cut off, I can purify rain or stream water to supply it for my family. I will never allow myself to get cut off by government or business again! You go on believing that Nestle will be fair once they own the water rights. I will watch as people thirst to death because of people like you.
Interestingly the nestle water dispenser in our office (which I refuse to use) says "Pure Life." Apparently, nestle wants to privatize our ability to live. Water is a necessity that you should be provided by government or community cooperatives, not by profiteers.
I've asked you three times a question you have refused to answer about non payment for water regardless who is in control and whether anyone should be cut off.
Go back to arguing with yourself, I'd rather not join in.
IS THAT CLEAR ENOUGH FOR YA?
A business providing water is no different than a government doing it--they both are making money off you.