In Baltimore City, water rates have more than quadrupled since the year 2000. Many families in the city are being billed up to 8% of their household income just for water service — that's not right.
When families can't afford to pay their water bill, the city can threaten to sell their homes using the annual tax sale.
Last year, more than 1,000 homes were sent to the tax sale list, simply for outstanding water bills.
It's wrong for our city to take someone's home over unaffordable water bills — that's why Delegate Mary Washington introduced the Water Taxpayer Protection Act to address Baltimore's unaffordable water crisis and keep people in their homes.
The House of Delegates recently passed this legislation unanimously! Take action below to make it clear that it's time the Senate did too.
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