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Residents rally outside City Hall for water bill hike

Posted at 5:25 PM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 09:20:55-04

BALTIMORE — The price of water is going up, and bills are increasing by 10 percent for residents living in Baltimore City and County.

It's the installment of a 30 percent hike over the next three years. DPW says the increase is necessary so it can repair the city's aging infastructure.

But some say this hike will make city living unaffordable. And many of those people rallied outside of City Hall on Monday calling it an injustice.

"Nobody should be unable to afford to wash their hands, to take a shower, to prepare a meal, to flush a toilet or to drink a glass of water during a Code Red Heat advisory," said Rianna Eckel, Senior Maryland Organizer with Food & Water Watch.

DPW has designed the Baltimore H2O Assists program to help make water bills more affordable. They project 43,000 customers are eligible for the program.

For more information on the program, click here.