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In Just Five Years, 1 In 3 Americans Won’t Be Able To Afford Clean Water | Care2 Causes https://t.co/qiryOVfGlq

In Just Five Years, 1 In 3 Americans Won’t Be Able To Afford Clean Water | Care2 Causes https://t.co/qiryOVfGlq

Last spring, roughly 23,000 residents in Detroit were at risk of having their water services turned off after the Detroit Water and Sewage Department found a number of utility bills had gone unpaid. An average of $663 was owed for each household, and despite being given extensions on setting payment plans, thousands were simply unable to do so. Other cities, like Pittsburgh, are experiencing similar crises. Nearly 45,000 residents and business were reportedly behind on their water bills, amounting to over $32 million in unpaid utilities. When one thinks about access to clean and affordable water, the United States typically does not come to mind. But now it is becoming a major problem and according to a stunning new study, it is going to worsen significantly over the coming five years. Researchers at Michigan State University, noticing the growing number of cities confront...

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