[Excerpt] Perhaps nothing is more critical to the maintenance of public health than the supply of clean water. All of the lives saved through modern medicine account for no more than a drop in the bucket when compared to the number of lives saved through improved sanitation and the presence of a steady supply of clean water. So when commercial values begin to be applied to water treatment and distribution, as they were in Lithuania in the past few years, the implications are potentially deadly.
"LRR Focus: Privatizing Lithuania's Water,"
Labor Research Review: Vol. 1
, Article 10.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/lrr/vol1/iss23/10