New WBEZ investigation reveals many Chicago homeowners are drowning in water debt

Tens of thousands of Chicago homeowners are in more than $421 million in water debt, according to a new WBEZ investigation.

Water debt callout
Katherine Nagasawa, Getty Images / WBEZ
Water debt callout
Katherine Nagasawa, Getty Images / WBEZ

New WBEZ investigation reveals many Chicago homeowners are drowning in water debt

Tens of thousands of Chicago homeowners are in more than $421 million in water debt, according to a new WBEZ investigation.

For years, Chicago leaders used the city’s water supply as a revenue stream. Now, tens of thousands of homeowners are drowning in debt.

Reset checks in with a WBEZ reporter and a Chicago homeowner who successfully fought for most of her water debt to be forgiven.

GUESTS: María Inés Zamudio, WBEZ race, class and communities reporter

Sylvia Taylor, Chicago homeowner