Ohio military base looking to privatize utilities


DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's largest military base is expected to privatize more energy and utility operations as it tries to offset steep cuts in the federal defense budget.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton has already asked for bids to privately manage two water plants on the base that pump more than three millions of gallons a day out of an underground aquifer.

Base spokesman Daryl Mayer tells the Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/18WJp60 ) that the Defense Logistics Agency also has asked for bids to maintain the base infrastructure for waste water collection and natural gas distribution at the state's largest single-site employer.

The moves are among those taken at the base to curb costs amid the last round of federal budget cuts. A second round of cuts is expected in mid-January.


Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

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