How Much Is the Average Water Bill?


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The average water bill varies greatly. According to the American Water Works Association, the average price of water in the United States equals approximately $1.50 per 1,000 gallons. This equals less than one penny for a gallon of water.

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The typical water bill covers the cost to distribute and treat the water, as well as the wages of those who work for the water company. Although the cost of water continues to be reasonable, according to Circle of Blue’s annual survey conducted in 2013, 30 major U.S. cities have seen a 25 percent cost increase - a pace faster than inflation - since 2010.

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