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Water Rates

The cost of water which include infrastructure improvements, water supply, conservation, resource management plus and water treatment are a priority for CAAWEF.

Many in the African American community see their water rates increase without a full understanding of the supply, demand and drinking water regulations driving the rate increases. Water rates are a “pocketbook issue” and seeking fair and equitable water rates are a major initiative for CAAWEF.

The infrastructure we rely on is aging and in desperate need of repair. Water utilities recognize that and are scheduling major repairs. CAAWEF wants to ensure there are resources available to repair the systems that serve African American communities. The major repairs required by the existing water systems will create many jobs and provide a wealth of opportunities in those communities. CAAWEF seeks to ensure that the African American community is involved in all aspects of restructuring water systems in their communities including the jobs, business development and contracting opportunities.