Residents are uniting across political lines to battle corporations attempting to privatize their water systems.

Big water companies like American Water, Aqua America, and, in the case of Towamencin, the Florida-based NextEra have been buying up water and wastewater systems in Pennsylvania, after legislation passed there that allows municipalities to sell public utilities more easily.

But in Towamencin and other towns of varying sizes, demographics, and political leanings, they’re meeting unexpected resistance.

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