New Legislation Proposes Rate Assistance for Low-Income Families

Major water infrastructure improvements can come with major rate increases. How can utilities shield low-income customers from expenses they can’t afford?

Water and sewer pipes have to be maintained. Treatment plants need periodic upgrades and expansions. These things are necessary. They’re also expensive. Paying for them often means raising rates. And then what happens to people on the struggling end of the income scale?


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