Water for All
Everyone in Chicago deserves access to affordable, equitable, transparent, democratic, and just water service. The water for all ordinance can make this a reality. This ordinance creates a Water for All program that will provide financial relief for low-income households. It will prevent corporations from capitalizing on a human need by prohibiting water privatization. It also requires a plan to ensure equitable implementation of capital improvements. As we just all heard, the city has not done a great job with keeping track of shutoff data. This ordinance will lead to improvements in transparency on shutoffs, liens, and water debt. Lastly, but certainly not least, it will ban water shutoffs and tax foreclosures to collect household water bills. Water for All can make a huge impact on our communities and treat water like the human right it is.
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