Water Systems Need Investment and Affordability

Utilities are pulled by opposing economic and infrastructure pressures.

DC Water Increases Rates to Pay for New Infrastructure

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

Increasing block rates garner closer attention. Photo ©…

Water Pricing Story Makes Headlines

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

Infographic: Price of Water in 30 Major U.S. Cities (2010-2015)

Cities raise rates to pay for repairs and to respond to conservation. The…

Infographic: 2015 Price of U.S. Water, Sewer, and Stormwater

Map of the cost of water service in 30 major U.S. cities. The…
Workers walk through the mechanical room underneath the membrane filters.

U.S. Sewer Costs Increase 5.5 Percent in 2013, Industry Survey Reveals

Why? Old pipes, clean water regulations, and years of inadequate…

Price of Water 2014: Up 6 Percent in 30 Major U.S. Cities; 33 Percent Rise Since 2010

Water scarcity and successful conservation programs force…

Western U.S. Water Utilities Take Financial Responsibility for Reducing Watershed Wildfire Risk

When residents in Santa Fe, New Mexico pay their water bills,…

The Price of Water 2013: Up Nearly 7 Percent in Last Year in 30 Major U.S. Cities; 25 Percent Rise Since 2010

Utilities tinker with rate structures designed to stabilize revenue.

The Stream, November 9: Hepatitis Outbreak in South Sudan

An outbreak of Hepatitis E in South Sudan refugee camps has killed…

The Crash of the Growth Wave Forces Cities and Towns to Raise Water Rates

The exurbs of Minnesota’s Twin Cities are the latest examples…