Chart: Customer Water Debt Data in 12 U.S. Cities

Millions of U.S. households are behind on their water bills, but the size of the debts and the number of indebted customers varies substantially.

Circle of Blue used public records requests to collect data on overdue bills from a dozen large U.S. cities.

Though businesses owe money to water departments, the majority of debts represent residential customers.

Residential water debt ranged from $341 million in Chicago to only $568,427 in San Francisco. The median residential debt for the eight cities that reported that figure ranged from $79.27 in Denver, to $216.58 in Seattle, to $415.13 in Detroit, to $662.80 in Philadelphia.

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  1. Linda Salas says:

    I would like to know more about this water forgiveness because the lower valley water company in elpaso Texas turned my water of 4 times during corona

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