California Water Board Collects Data on Household Water Debt, Utility Finances

More people are behind on their water bills because of the pandemic. State regulators in California want to know how many and how far behind.

Michigan Allocates $20 Million to Relieve Customer Water Debts

Michigan is using federal CARES Act funding to help residents pay off past-due water bills that accrued during the pandemic.

Lack of Utility Data Obscures Customer Water Debt Problems

Inadequate data hampers understanding of who is most affected by overdue water bills.
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Utilities Ordered To Forgive Customer Water Debt

Three cities are promoting the idea of water debt forgiveness.

Millions of Americans Are In Water Debt

Most Americans give little thought to water bills, paying them on time and in full. But for a subset of homeowners and renters, water debt is constant and menacing.