I was curious, so of course as an infomaniac, I had to do a bit of research about water prices across the US.
Interestingly, Santa Fe had the highest water bills based on 100 gallon per person daily use for a family of four. $153.78
The lowest? Fresno at $23.26
These survey results are for 2015.
Austin had the highest increases since 2014 for highest-volume users at 31%.
Water pricing has little to do with scarcity–some of the lowest prices are in the desert Southwest cities such as Phoenix and Tucson.
Drought restrictions have brought about declining water sales, so municipalities have had to raise the unit cost of water to balance budgets. Price increases are also reflective of replacement of aging infrastructure and labor and chemical costs.
Bills can still be reduced by using less water, of course. All the more reason to let Rachio help you conserve water.