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The Price of Water 2012

18 percent rise since 2010, 7 percent over last year in 30 m
Sunday, July 22, 2012, 10:50 PM

Another indicator that the cost of basic necessities in life are getting more expensive.

Reflecting economic circumstances for water utilities in countless American cities and towns, single-family residential water prices in 30 major U.S. cities have gone up an average of 7.3 percent during the last year and 17.9 percent since 2010, when Circle of Blue began collecting pricing data. The median increase was 7.8 percent over the last year.