Water Affordability

Water service costs in northeastern Illinois are rising, while working class wages stay the same.

Elevate Energy works to understand water affordability challenges in our region. Our research with the Metropolitan Planning Council and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant examines the extent of water burden in Illinois. Read the report here.

We also worked with our partners to develop an interactive tool that illustrates the water affordability challenges outlined in the report.

Current Projects

Elevate Energy partners with water utilities in the Lake Michigan region to expand on our water affordability research. We’re working to identify where and how water burden may be impacting residents and exploring strategies for tackling water affordability in those communities.

Interested in working with us on an affordability study in your community?

Contact us by filling out the form below.

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