Like everything, there are pro's and con's. There area number of cities over the years that have privatized the utilities. Not an uncommon practice to give you a great deal going in and then over time the price goes up and up. At this point you have sold all your equipment and removed the staff so it would costs a fortune to get back into the game. Nonetheless, many have purchased back the operation and resumed government Gethsemane of the asset. Remember, the number one costs difference is to salary, its benefits, so you may address the costs by controlling the benefits.