Stacey Isaac Berahzer participated in the NARUC Winter Policy Summit's panel, Strategies for Addressing Water Affordability. This panel explored one of the most challenging and widespread concerns facing the water industry—affordability. Aging infrastructure and increasing costs to comply with regulatory standards has contributed to rapid increases for water and wastewater services across the United States. This panel first provided a snapshot of the magnitude of water affordability issue. Panelists then focused on highlighting how utilities finance low-income customer assistance programs.