At least twelve companies in Uruguay will be affected by the water plebiscite. The State Sanitary Works (“OSE”) will take over the provision of water services and announced that it is prepared to be responsible for the 60,000 households that will now require service. The referendum to make water a constitutional right was promoted by a coalition of social and political organizations calling themselves the National Commission in Defense of Water and Life (“CNDAV”), united under their opposition to water in Uruguay.
Moshman, Rachael. "The Constitutional Right to Water in Uruguay." Sustainable Development Law & Policy, Winter 2005, 65.