The Price of Water 2012

Another indicator that the cost of basic necessities in life are getting more expensive.

Reflecting economic circumstances for water utilities in countless American cities and towns, single-family residential water prices in 30 major U.S. cities have gone up an average of 7.3 percent during the last year and 17.9 percent since 2010, when Circle of Blue began collecting pricing data. The median increase was 7.8 percent over the last year.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at

Since Minneapolis/St Paul, which is the 15th largest metro, isn't included I have to assume the data is cherry-picked. After living in Alaska for 30 some years I don't trust articles out of Seattle or Washington State. Until "Scoop" Jackson died, Seattle had Alaska under it's thumb in more ways than one. Our salmon, caught in Alaskan waters and processed in Alaska, had to be shipped to Seattle, unloaded and reloaded by Seattle longshoremen(union workers don't you know), then shipped back to Alaska before we could buy the salmon. I know it sounds unbelievable but it can be verified very easily.