By Harvey Blatt
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The average residential sewer bill in the city has risen from about $14 a month in the early 1990s when the city began mandated improvements to $45 a month in 2007.
In reality, just beneath our feet lies a vast and dark world inhabited by thousands of miles of water mains, gas mains, sewers, immense labyrinths of communications cables and fiber optics, electrical conduits, storage tanks, tunnels, abandoned subway stations, and assorted other things. 1 Government spending for public projects. 1 Infrastructure report card Category: Grade Aviation Bridges Dams Drinking Water Energy (National Power Grid) Hazardous Wasters Inland Waterways Levees Public Parks and Recreation Rail Roads Schools Solid Waste Transit Wastewater D C D D− D+ D D− D− C− C− D− D C+ D D− Source: American Society of Civil Engineers, Infrastructure Report Card for 2009 (2009).
23 Compared with other developed countries, the United States has the lowest burden for water and wastewater bills when measured as a percentage of household income. Where water is concerned, price does not indicate value to Americans. Many studies have shown that water demand is responsive to price changes. An attack on the consumers’ wallets is the surest way to get their attention, and to encourage consumers to conserve water, prices need to be increased. State utility commissions must allow utilities to use a rate structure that reflects a consumer’s water usage.
America's Environmental Report Card: Are We Making the Grade? by Harvey Blatt