Who stops flushing their toilet in a recession? If you answered "me," then please go flush first before you come back to read this article.
Besides their obvious stability, water companies have an underground catalyst: ancient pipes. The U.S. is chock-full of decrepit water and sewage pipes -- some wooden -- that need to be replaced. Additionally, cash-strapped municipalities are hawking their utilities to capable private water companies like Aqua America
Other utilities include York Water
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