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April 29, 2015
Price of Water 2015: Up 6 Percent in 30 Major U.S. Cities; 41 Percent Rise Since 2010
Price of Water 2015: Up 6 Percent in 30 Major U.S. Cities; 41 Percent Rise Since 2010

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Pipes installed just after World War II. A conservation culture taking root. Federal mandates to clean up waterways. These and other factors are causing water rates to rise faster than any other household staple, according to Circle of Blue's annual water pricing survey.

This week, Circle of Blue reports on the rising price of water, which has increased 41 percent since 2010 for residents of the largest U.S. cities.

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