Fact Sheet: Water Affordability 101

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Access to safe, affordable water and sanitation is a basic human right. Yet, across the United States, communities face mounting threats to their water security, including from the rising costs of water and wastewater service. This fact sheet explains the U.S. water affordability crisis, the current state of federal action and recommendations for a renewed national commitment to safe, affordable water.