NCLC promotes affordable water rates for low-income households in the United States.

Policy Analysis

Report: Review and Recommendations for Implementing Water and Wastewater Affordability Programs in the United States, March 2014

NCLC Reply Comments on the Proposed Decision in the California Public Utility Commission re: water affordability, June 23, 2014

Comments (Aug 23, 2013) and Reply Comments (Sept. 13, 2013) of National Consumer Law Center and The Utility Reform Network (TURN) to the California Public Utility Commission re: Draft Staff Report on Balanced Rate Rulemaking re: affordable water rates.

Comments (Mar. 1, 2012) and Reply Comments (Mar. 22, 2012) of NCLC and The Utility Reform Network (TURN) to the California Public Utilities Commission re: water affordability rates in high cost areas, Mar. 1, 2012

: on EPA’s proposal to lower water quality standards for distressed small water systems in the name of affordability (Docket Id. No. OW-2005-005), May 2006

NCLC Report: Soaking Tenants: Billing Tenants Directly For Water and Sewer Services, Energy & Utility Update, Fall 2003

Additional Resources

Recommendations of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council to U.S. EPA on its National Small Systems Affordability Criteria, July 2003

NCLC's Energy and Utility Publications and Resources