Water is a basic human need. Water and sewer service should be affordable for all, and water debt collection should not lead to loss of housing. From cities and towns to the federal government, NCLC fights for affordable water and sewer service for all households.

Water Affordability Advocacy Toolkit

June 1, 2022

Across the United States, communities are grappling with rising water and sewer rates, which are increasingly unaffordable for many low-income households. When people cannot afford to pay, they face loss of access to essential water services, spiraling debt and economic hardship, loss of housing, loss of parental custody of children, and grave risks to both…

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Access to Utility Service

NCLC’s treatise on delivery of water, electricity, gas, and telecommunications, with everything a practitioner needs to know on metering, payments, telecommunications, and assistance programs.

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