The Price of Water 2011: Prices Rise an Average of 9 Percent in Major U.S. Cities

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Because of costlier inputs and infrastructure replacement, rate experts predict prices will only go higher.

The Price of Wastewater: A Comparison of Sewer Rates in 30 U.S. Cities

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Following Circle of Blue’s survey of water prices, we examine the wastewater costs of the same 30 major cities.

Infographic: Wastewater Treatment Costs in Major U.S. Cities

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Following Circle of Blue’s survey of water prices, we examine the wastewater costs of the same 30 major cities.

The Price of Water: A Comparison of Water Rates, Usage in 30 U.S. Cities

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"For more than 20 years industry has been moving south looking for cheaper labor, I'm hoping that now they'll start coming back looking for cheaper water."

In Detroit: No Money, No Water

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Water Department cuts connections to thousands of city’s poor.

U.S. Urban Residents Cut Water Usage; Utilities are Forced to Raise Prices

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In too many American cities to count, water consumers are dramatically reducing the amount they use only to be hit with higher water rates.

Liquid Assets: Tide Turns Against Privatization of City Water Systems

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There's nothing like a fiscal deficit to prompt municipal leaders to think hard about how to save money. Everything is on the table and no city service or asset is untouchable. So last November when the mayor of Carbondale, Illinois made several suggestions for bailing out the cash-strapped city, the idea of selling the municipal water and sewer system gained serious traction.