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California Water Board Outlines $606M Bill Assistance Program

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The state looks for ways to help poor households with the increasing cost of drinking water.

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.

Water Debt Not on the Menu in Baltimore’s Tax Sale Season

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City and state officials take steps to keep residents from losing homes because of overdue water bills.

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.

When the Water Is Shut Off

Cities employ vastly different strategies for late-paying customers.

Baltimore City Council to Introduce Water Affordability Package in 2018

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

Panel Recommends Changes to Two-Decade-Old EPA Water Affordability Guidelines

The EPA has heard similar suggestions before. Will the agency act decisively this time?

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.

Michigan Lawmakers Regroup in Human Right to Water Effort

Republican support will be needed for the Democratic proposal. By…

California’s Clean-Water-for-All Experiment Begins to Deliver

The state was the first in the U.S. to declare a human right…

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.