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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.

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…

California Designs First Statewide Water Affordability Program

Many questions before the program begins operating. By…

Congress Weighs Help To Pay Escalating Household Water Bills

Midwest lawmakers propose new direction for water affordability. By…

Water Affordability Is A New Civil Rights Movement in the United States

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Cost of water and sewer services is rising out of reach for hundreds…

DC Water Increases Rates to Pay for New Infrastructure

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Residents of the nation’s capital will pay a new fixed fee for replacing old pipes.

California Court, Despite Drought, Questions Popular Water Pricing Tool

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Increasing block rates garner closer attention. Photo ©…

Water Pricing Story Makes Headlines

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The price of water is national news, and Circle of Blue’s Brett Walton is driving the story.