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Q: Average Cost of Water In US ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Average Cost of Water In US
Category: Family and Home > Home
Asked by: brondell-ga
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Posted: 28 Jul 2004 09:16 PDT
Expires: 27 Aug 2004 09:16 PDT
Question ID: 380297
What is the average or range of cost of a gallon of tap water in the US?
Subject: Re: Average Cost of Water In US
Answered By: omnivorous-ga on 28 Jul 2004 10:24 PDT
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Brondell --

The cost of a gallon of tap water has a wide range, particularly when
"peak" rates are incorporated.  (My home district charges 10% more in
suburban Seattle during the summertime.)

But to simplify, according to the National Utility Services 2000
survey of the United States, people in U.S. cities pay between .07
cents and .4 cents per gallon.  Their list of U.S. cities had pricing
for 220,000 gallons at:
?	Pittsburgh, Penn. --$873.55 or $.004/gallon
?	Houston, Texas --$500.44 
?	Hartford, Conn. --$403.71 
?	Denver, Colo. --$302.81 
?	Salt Lake City, Utah --$154.89 or $0.0007/gallon
U.S. Water News
"Pittsburgh, Penn. leads the country in price of water," (February, 2000)

New York City retail prices based on a July 2003 statement, linked on
the page below, are $0.002/gallon:
The Physics Factbook
"Price of Water" (Sabatelle, 2004)

Google search strategy:
Cost of tap water

Best regards,

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