The Stanislaus County Insider

Veolia Water: Corruption and a Corporate Takeover.
Linda Taylor.
If it's true that California leads the nation, then we better be prepared to defend what is going on in our own back yards. Veolia Water is here. What are we going to do to stop them?
Veolia in California
Richmond, CA. In 2002, Richmond entered into a long-term operate/maintain/manage (O&M) partnership with Veolia Water. In 2006, Veolia and Richmond were sued by San Francisco Baykeeper for “dumping more than 17 million gallons of sewage into tributaries…over the preceding three years...Similar to Burlingame , Richmond had already initiated a capital improvement project at the time of the lawsuit. In 1999, years before the suit was filed, Richmond voters approved a $20 million bond to pay for sewer repairs. Instead of immediately beginning the project, the city delayed and spent nearly three years privatizing its sewers.”
San Francisco, CA. Veolia manages Paratransit service on behalf of the San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority and manages the contracts, service agreements, training, and performance monitoring of contractors and service providers. Veolia meets with the Paratransit Coordinating Council and its three subcommittees regularly to improve service. Veolia is helping the SFMTA implement the Clipper card and is supporting efforts to make all taxis “green” by 2020.

Stanford/Palo Alto, CA. Veolia Transportation has a three-year contract with a one-year extension option with Stanford University from September 30, 2009 to operate Stanford University’s bus shuttle service known as the Marguerite Shuttle. Veolia Transportation also operates airport ground transportation services in San Jose and paratransit services in San Francisco and bus services in both Orange and Yolo County.
There are cities in California where Veolia is not welcome but there need to be more...
Woodland and Davis have the right idea.  Following sustained activism by boycott campaigners in Yolo County multinational corporation Veolia has withdrawn its bid for a $325 million water project in Woodland and Davis.
Greed is fueling our water crises. Whether it be Veolia, Governor Browns twin tunnels fiasco, or the California State Water Board, along with Brown appointee's using their positions to bully the central valley into handing over our water. You should never give in to bullies or extortionists. They'll just come back for more.
For more information and how you can help go to Stop the Regulatory Drought., and Save The Stan.