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Uncharted Waters: Making Water Affordable in Philadelphia

with Robert Ballenger & Thu Tran

Philadelphia has a new income-based water rate affordability program, thanks to the work of attorneys at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia. They pushed to reform the city’s flawed water-assistance program and succeeded in getting a new program that bases water rates on a percentage of household income for low-income households.

We talked with Robert Ballenger and Thu Tran of Community Legal Services of Philadelphia about their work in Philadelphia and utility advocacy. They answered many great questions from viewers.

For a detailed account of their work, be sure to read Rob and Thu’s advocacy story, “Uncharted Waters: The Emergence of Low-Income Water Affordability in Philadelphia.”

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