Live in Chicago? Get ready to pay more for your water.

Hot on the heels of privatizing parking meters, Chicago mayor Richard Daley is reportedly mulling a similar deal for Chicago water:

If the parking meter deal put a bad taste in your mouth, try swallowing this:  Chicago is considering leasing its water system to help fix the budget. The new boss could charge whatever they want for water, CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

Chicagoans won’t be the first to pay more for water. And they won’t be the last.

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