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First the good news. The 2002 Congressional Budget office Off-site Link reports that your annual bill for water and sewage combined is about 0.05 percent of your household income. The bad news is that you will probably see your rates rise if you haven't already, due to the fact that much of the country's water infrastructure is very old and needs to be replaced. In 1999, the EPA estimated that over the next two decades drinking water systems will need to invest $150 billion to ensure clean, safe water.

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