Water Colors

“In this tangled network that delivers water to the vast majority of the region’s residents, the Tribune found an upside-down world, one where people in the poorest communities pay more for a basic life necessity than those in the wealthiest.” An investigation from the Chicago Tribune: Same Lake, Unequal Rates: Why our water rates are surging – and why black and poor suburbs pay more. “Consider Ford Heights, a cash-strapped, predominantly African-American suburb south of Chicago. People there pay nearly six times more for the same amount of water than residents of Highland Park, a wealthy, predominantly white town on the North Shore.”

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