WNYC did a big series on water in the New York City area, and I did a story on how the high price of water affects low-income people in the city. I met Maria Munoz, who was facing foreclosure in part because her water bill was so high. She and her family live on an extremely modest budget, and had cut back on every possible use of water – doing laundry at a laundromat instead of at home, washing dishes in a bucket instead of running the water, not flushing after they peed. And yet the bills were still out of control.
Here’s Maria Munoz’s story:
That story wound up on an episode of the fantastic podcast Reveal, from the Center for Investigative Reporting. You can listen to that episode here.