Map Mondays: US Water Costs Skyrocket

Posted on November 26, 2012


For Map Monday, looks at a map of the US displaying where water prices have tripled from last year.  If you’re looking for a low-cost business location, you may want to avoid these cities. 


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According to a USA Today report, “Not all water is created equal.  Pumping it into your home in Atlanta and San Francisco costs three times as much as it did a little over a decade ago, while showering in Grand Rapids only costs about a third more.”


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But home owners aren’t the only ones affected by high water prices.  Higher water prices means higher costs for restaurants, bakeries, car washes, and other businesses.  Luckily, there are some states that still have reasonably priced water.  The map below shows the areas where water prices have doubled over the last year (and some places where they have tripled).


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Knowing key differences between states can help you choose better business locations and identify the best markets to target.  If you need to view information such as demographics, business listings, or consumer data for any state, county, city, or ZIP Code, consider using maps. provides the most accurate, up-to-date maps of anywhere in the US.


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