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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.

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.
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…

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

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

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…

Infographic: Average U.S. Household Water Use and Bills, 2015-16

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High prices do not necessarily mean high bills.

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…

Water Systems Need Investment and Affordability

Utilities are pulled by opposing economic and infrastructure pressures.

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.