In her article “Why You’ll Soon Pay More for Water,” appearing in the May edition of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Sandra Block identifies aging infrastructure and drought as the key factors impacting rising water bills. Block contends “homeowners can prepare for rate increases by adopting measures that are already widespread in California.”

Focusing on one lesson of the recent water crisis, President of the Pacific Institute, Peter Gleick commented, “We can’t take what comes out of our taps for granted. It’s really the one thing we can’t do without, and yet we pay less for our water than we do for our cell phones or our cable TV.”

It is worth noting that California’s regulated water utilities provide safe, reliable service and deliver high-quality water to consumers’ water taps for less than a penny a gallon.

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