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While most most Americans are served by municipally owned water providers, there are a number of communities that have turned to for-profit water utilities. Typically, the reason cited is that it expensive to maintain aging water pipes. However, that concern also applies to private companies. Water is a necessity for life, and, like their electric counterparts, water utilities offer room for profit. In this article I will look at five-for profit water utilities that account for 90% of the public for-profit market. As a group, this asset sub-class has a very low beta, and generous dividend history.

Long AWK and WTR; but purchased much cheaper; patience!

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