Baltimore Council Approves Income-Based Water Bills

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The Baltimore City Council, in the face of rising water and sewer rates and public anger over billing errors, approved a discount program that ties monthly water bills for its poorest residents to their annual household income.

Speaking Of Water With Peter Gleick - California Drinking Water Bill

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Dr. Peter Gleick, President Emeritus of the Pacific Institute, discusses the new clean water bill signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom.

Price of Water 2018: Utilities Revise Household Water Rate Formulas

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Small increase in prices but some significant adjustments to water bill calculations.
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Karachi’s Water Supply Curtailed by Theft and Mismanagement

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Theft, corruption, and disrepair hamper water access for millions in Pakistan's largest city. 

California Water Board Delays Affordability Report

Citing the need for more deliberation, California regulators delayed publication of a report that will outline their preferred plan to fund and manage a statewide program to help poor residents pay their water bills.

Baltimore City Council to Introduce Water Affordability Package in 2018

Baltimore is the latest U.S. city to reassess water aid for the poor.

Philadelphia Water Rate Experiment Aims to Help Struggling Residents Pay Their Bills

Many applications, and some pain, so far for country’s first income-based water rate.

When It Comes To Water Service How Expensive Is Too Expensive?

As rates rise, water authorities question longstanding affordability measurement.

Water Bill Assistance for the Poor Hindered by State Laws

Restrictions on utilities result in weak aid programs, study finds.

California Hones Drinking Water Affordability Plan

State considers four options as it designs nation’s first statewide affordability program.
Javier Serafin, a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power utility worker, climbs on a 144-inch outlet, which connects to an ultraviolet treatment plant that will be completed in 2019. Photo © J. Carl Ganter / Circle of Blue

Price of Water 2017: Four Percent Increase in 30 Large U.S. Cities

Utilities test new rates, look beyond the ratepayer for revenue.

Philadelphia Water Rate Links Payments to Household Income

City utility prepares nation’s first water rate based on annual…