Most people don't have the resources to acquire independent water holdings, so they will have to depend on their local municipalities to provide these services. Unfortunately, these services are going to be most costly in the coming years as a new report by the AWWA (see above for a copy of the report) estimates that people's water costs could triple in some parts of the country.
Household Water Bills Will Go Up. Important caveats are necessary here, because there are many ways that the increased investment in water infrastructure can be allocated among customers. Variables include rate structures, how the investment is financed, and other important local factors. But the level of investment required to replace worn-out pipes and maintain current levels of water service in the most affected communities could in some cases triple household water bills.
Source: American Water Works Association