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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.
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

2018 Preview: What Not to Ignore About Water Infrastructure

Communities need to invest in and maintain water systems.

Puerto Ricans Still Desperate for Water Weeks after Hurricane Maria

Half of the island's residents have no access to clean drinking…

Federal Water Agency, in Course Correction, Courts Private Investment

Bureau of Reclamation showcases five water projects for private…
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.

Water Utility Cyberattack Rings Up Hefty Data Charges

Money is often the root of cyberattacks on water utilities, experts…

Trump Proposal to Fix U.S. Water Infrastructure Invites Large Role for Private Investors

Private-public partnerships, a potential funding source, are…

Sinking Land Causes California Water Chokepoint

Buckled canals, damaged because of groundwater pumping, impair state’s ability to deliver water and control floods.

No Filter: Treating Drinking Water at the Faucet Is Rarely a Utility’s Contamination Solution

Under-the-sink filters are effective. But regulators impose stringent…

2017 Preview: Flint Lead and Infrastructure Troubles Remain

Flint drinking water is not the wreck it was, but it is still…

Broken Water Systems Reflect Midwest Election Revolt

Trump triumphs in Rust Belt regions with neglected water infrastructure. By…

Colorado River’s Tale of Two Basins

Water diversions upstream increase risk in stressed watershed. By…