The price that Americans pay for water is rising faster than the cost of any other utility service in the United States — be it gas, electricity, or telephone charges.
According to the newest report in an ongoing national survey conducted by Circle of Blue, water prices in 30 major U.S. cities rose 18 percent over the last two years and 7 percent in the past year.
West Coast Map
East Coast Map
Amanda Northrop is an undergraduate student at Grand Valley State University and a Traverse City-based design intern for Circle of Blue. Kalin Wood was a design intern for Circle of Blue during the summer of 2010, when the water pricing story was first released.
This infographic was made to accompany an article written by Circle of Blue reporter Brett Walton: The Price of Water 2012: 18 Percent Rise Since 2010, 7 Percent Over Last Year in 30 Major U.S. Cities. Reach Northrop at circleofblue.org/contact.
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