Since 2000, water rates have more than tripled in Baltimore City and more than one third of residents cannot afford their water bills. When our neighbors can’t afford to pay, the City shuts off their water, renters are evicted, and homeowners lose their homes through tax sales. With the lack of substantial assistance from the Department of Public Works, it’s time for radical change to come from City Hall. Access to safe, affordable water is a fundamental human right, one that our City must affirm for all Baltimoreans.
The members of the Baltimore Right to Water Coalition are working with the City Council on a water affordability bill that will be introduced onMonday, August 14. Join us on Wednesday, August 9 at 6:30PM to hear from an expert panel about how we got into this mess, the proposed solutions, and what YOU can do to ensure that everyone in our city has access to water. Grab your friends and join us!