The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Baltimore:
Water, Sewer Bills Double

Nov 23, 2015

The minimum water and sewer bill in the Baltimore area has reached almost one thousand dollars a year! Some families pay more.

Imagine what $80 a month means, when half the families in Baltimore earn less than $41,000 a year! It can mean some people lose their homes. Yes, the Baltimore politicians have allowed houses to be sold at tax sale time, while evicting people from their homes for owing water bills of just a few hundred dollars.

Results? Water-main breaks are still frequent, tying up traffic for days. And in heavy rains, raw sewage still goes into the watershed and into the Bay.

In the 21st century, we have a right to clean and affordable water.