Price of Water 2018: Utilities Revise Household Water Rates Formula

By Brett Walton, Circle of Blue – May 30, 2018

In contrast to the federal government’s chronic underinvestment in the pipes, pumps, and plants that supply and treat the nation’s drinking water, America’s large cities are forging ahead with fresh spending to modernize their systems. One result is that all the work to repair municipal water systems is raising the cost of service.

In its latest annual survey of water price trends in 30 large U.S. cities Circle of Blue found that the average price of residential drinking water for a family of four using 100 gallons per person per day rose 3.3 percent last year. It was the smallest increase since the survey started in 2010 and continues a recent trend of slower price growth.

The average price of residential drinking water for a family of four using 100 gallons per person per day rose 3.3 percent last year. It was the smallest increase since the survey started in 2010... Read more