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Advancing Solutions to Water Affordability

Grant Amount

$150,000

Geographic Focus

Illinois
Indiana
Michigan
Minnesota
New York
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Wisconsin

Grantee Location

Chicago, IL

United States

Grantee Website

ElevateEnergy.org

Grant Period

July 1, 2019 -
June 30, 2021

There is growing concern in the Great Lakes region and across the nation about the rising cost of water, the need to invest $1 trillion in upgrades in water infrastructure nationally over the next 25 years, and the burden this will place on low income households. Elevate Energy has worked from its base in Chicago to address affordability issues in the energy sector. With this grant, the grantee will bring together community groups and water professionals from across the Great Lakes region to share research, lessons learned, and advance solutions to issues of water affordability; work one-on-one with a water utility to pilot specific solutions; and explore the feasibility of establishing a region-wide water affordability technical assistance program for Great Lakes utilities.

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