Perris, CA (January 28, 2020) — An academic study by the
University of California, Riverside’s (UCR) School of Public
Policy, conducted in partnership with Eastern Municipal Water
District (EMWD), has found that water and sewer costs within
EMWD’s service area were a fraction of the federal government’s
water affordability threshold.
UCR reviewed eight years’ worth of monthly water bills from
EMWD’s service area and compared household water costs the costs
of water to other household expenses as a fraction of median
household income (MHI). They find that, on average, monthly water
and sewer costs accounted for approximately 1.5 percent of median
monthly household income.