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A Black woman looks into the cabinet under her kitchen sink.
The cost of providing water and sewage across the country has been increasing by more than triple the rate of inflation — and that cost is increasing even faster in the Pittsburgh area, as the region undergoes generational infrastructure improvements. Some water and sewage utilities are doing better than others at helping vulnerable customers keep their water on.
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Four Black people look up while resting their chins in their right hands in front of white symbols on a black background.
A proposed work by Mikael Owunna, one of Pittsburgh's best-known artists, has sparked controversy in Homewood.