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Detroit resident Andrea Malone in her home. Malone is struggling to manage her payments to the water department because of other bills.

Amid water shutoffs, Detroit residents struggle

Jun 3, 2015
The city's residents owe the water department about $47 million dollars.
Posted In: Detroit, utilities, water shutoff
California's new low-flow rules on faucets, showers and toilets could prompt other states to follow suit.

Thank California for your low-flow faucet

Apr 9, 2015
California is imposing new low-flow rules on faucets, toilets and urinals.
Posted In: regulations, utilities, drought
Aerial view overlooking landscaping on April 4, 2015 in San Diego, California. Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered a 25 percent cut in urban water usage due to a severe drought affecting much of California and the west.

One way to ration water: raise the price

Apr 7, 2015
New limits on water usage could raise prices to four times their current rate.
Posted In: drought, california, water, conservation, utilities

Families search for affordable water in Detroit

Aug 26, 2014
We talked with Detroiters as they looked for relief at a water affordability fair.
Posted In: Detroit bankruptcy, Detroit, utilities
The Netflix company logo

Should the internet be treated like a public utility?

May 12, 2014
The FCC is considering new regulations for internet providers.
Posted In: Internet, fcc, utilities
Detroit

Unpaid water bill? Detroit will turn off the tap

Mar 28, 2014
Half the bankrupt city's residents are delinquent on their water bills. Businesses, schools and the city itself owe more than $50 million in unpaid water bills.
Posted In: water, utilities, Detroit, bankruptcy

With choice comes risk: How to pick the electricity plan that's right for you

Aug 21, 2013
Power companies are starting to steal from the mobile phone playbook, offering free nights and weekends or pre-paid plans. This can save you money, or it can blow you away with higher bills.
Posted In: electricity, power, utilities

DIY broadband in northern England

Feb 15, 2013
Residents in a town in Northern England who couldn’t get high-speed Internet decided to put in their own.
Posted In: Internet, broadband, england, utilities

Long Island Power slammed for slow Sandy response

Nov 19, 2012
Three weeks after Hurricane Sandy power has been restored for most people affected by the storm. But the embattled LIPA is still dealing with a wave of criticism over its performance.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, power grid, utilities

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