Mountain Water Company http://mtpr.org en Missoula, Apple Valley Collaborate On Publicly Owned Water Utilities http://mtpr.org/post/missoula-apple-valley-collaborate-publicly-owned-water-utilities <p></p><p>Missoula and the southern California town of Apple Valley are separated by over 11-hundred miles, but both have at least one thing in common; officials from both towns want their local water systems under public ownership.</p><p>Leaders from both communities met earlier this week in Missoula to discuss ways to do just that.</p><p>Apple Valley's water system is owned and operated by Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company. In Missoula, it's Mountain Water Company.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:02:26 +0000 Edward O'Brien 22126 at http://mtpr.org Missoula, Apple Valley Collaborate On Publicly Owned Water Utilities City of Missoula goes to court to get water system http://mtpr.org/post/city-missoula-goes-court-get-water-system <p>The city of Missoula has filed to obtain its privately owned water system through eminent domain. The complaint was filed in District Court. The city has been trying to negotiate a purchase of the Mountain Water company from its owner, the Carlyle Group, but has not been able to reach agreement. Missoula is the only major Montana city not to own its water system, and Mayor John Engen says it's in the public's best interest to control its water. He says the current owner is only interested in profit and has not been a good steward of the water system.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:37:56 +0000 Sally Mauk 17103 at http://mtpr.org City of Missoula goes to court to get water system Water fight boiling in Missoula http://mtpr.org/post/water-fight-boiling-missoula <p>A public hearing will be held later this month before the Missoula City Council on a proposed ordinance that would give Mayor John Engen authority to open negotiations with The Carlyle Group to purchase Mountain Water Company.</p><p></p><p>Carlyle, a global alternative asset manager, purchased Mountain Water about two years ago, with the stipulation the city of Missoula would get the first shot at buying the utility if it ever went up for sale.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:56:37 +0000 Edward O'Brien 9180 at http://mtpr.org Water fight boiling in Missoula