Eau de Paris

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Eau de Paris
TypeMunicipally owned corporation
IndustryWater industry
Area served
Key people
Célia Blauel (chair)
ProductsDrinking water
ParentCity of Paris

Eau de Paris (Paris Water) is the publicly owned company responsible for the public water supply and waste water collection for the city of Paris.


In 1984, the Major of Paris decided to trasfer the water's municipal service in the hands of three private entities with a direct contract and without a public procurement procedure. The property of water wasn't formally transferred and was kept as a public common good. Eau et Force and Compagnie des Eaux de Paris had a 25-years concession for the distribution and customer services respectively related to the right and left banks of the River Seine. In 1987, the water production and transport were delegated for a 25-years period to SAGEP, a semi-public company owned by Ville de Paris (70%) and Suez & Veolia (28%).[1]

Eau de Paris was created in 2008 after a ballot initiative from then Mayor Bertrand Delanoë. The city's water was then substantially managed by two private companies (Veolia and Suez) which the municipal government bought out.[2]


The company distributes 563,000 m³ of drinking water a day.[3] In 2010 the company began installing drinking fountains dispensing fizzy water in the city.[4]

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  1. ^ Anne Le Strat. "The remunicipalisation of Paris' water supply service" (PDF). p. 11. Archived (PDF) from the original on November 11, 2019. Retrieved October 3, 2020 – via Google Cache.
  2. ^ O'Brien, Hettie. "Our privatised water system has failed - it's time to look for alternatives". Open Democracy. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Homepage". Eau de Paris. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  4. ^ Fenwick Elliott, Annabel. "Paris is installing free fizzy water fountains across the city". The Telegraph. Retrieved 25 July 2018.

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