Water bills have been on the rise for some time. In fact, the average combined water and wastewater costs have jumped 43% since 2012. In some places – particularly drought-prone ones – the problem’s even worse.
Take San Francisco, for example, where water prices have surged 127%. In Houston, analysis shows residents will pay nearly 80% more over the next five years.
When combined with the already-rising prices of groceries, gas, housing and more, the soaring cost of life’s most basic necessity has many Americans feeling the burn.
Fortunately, there are many strategies that can help. Here’s how to cut down on water consumption and reduce that monthly bill.