Mountain Water Company en City of Missoula goes to court to 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 City of Missoula goes to court to get water system Water fight boiling in 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 Water fight boiling in Missoula