by ryleighcarrier,

The average monthly water bill for Chicagoans is roughly 40 dollars per month. When compared to other essential monthly expenses the water bill is not at as high of a price point as transportation and monthly rent expenses. The average water bill has increased by almost 80% since 2008. The reasons for this may be to do inflation, as well as scarcity in local groundwater. In order to supply fresh water to millions of residents, multiple pipelines have been created. The construction of such things has likely added to the large increase in expenses. The water bill has greatly outpaced the growth in income, it has grown 27% which is a fraction of the growth in the billing price. A low-income household would need to work precisely 11 hours to pay their water bill in the city of Chicago.

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