Affordability & Access
It is in our collective national interest to provide clean, affordable water and sanitation services to all people—yet national water rates continue to rise, putting economic pressure on customers and utilities and sacrificing our nation’s public health. Further, our research uncovered that over two million Americans lack access to running water and basic indoor plumbing, and many more live without sanitation. And due to aging infrastructure, climate change, fragmentation of water systems, a growing workforce crisis, and a lack of funding, millions more are on the verge of losing water access.
To meet these numerous and urgent challenges, our network is committed to identifying and advancing solutions to shift the status quo and make affordable water a nationwide reality.
Affordability & Access Features
January 15, 2023 | Report
A Promising Water Pricing Model for Equity and Financial Resilience
A cost-based approach to pricing water that represents an opportunity to achieve greater equity by reducing water bil...
October 1, 2022 | Report
The Path to Universally Affordable Water Access: Guiding Principles for the Water Sector
Understanding the policy, practice, and impact of shutting off individual access to water
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March 7, 2023 | Alliance News
Leveraging Digital Solutions to Safeguard Water Access
In 2019, we found that over two million Americans lack access to running water and indoor plumbing. Additionally, a s...
March 1, 2023 | Report
Advancing Water Equity in Small and Rural Communities: The Role of Digital Solutions
Leveraging digital solutions and water management strategies to advance water equity
January 12, 2023 | Alliance News
Pricing Water to Ensure Equity and Financial Resilience
Today, the US Water Alliance and Stantec released A Promising Water Pricing Model for Equity and Financial Resilience...
November 10, 2022 | Alliance News
Changing Our Approach to Water Affordability
Today, in the week leading up to the one-year anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s enactment, I’m proud...