Water and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Ensuring Access to Water as Shutoff Moratoriums Lift [open pdf - 185KB]
From the Document: "The 2020 COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic has sparked a nationwide discussion around the practice of utilities disconnecting water service to households that are unable or fail to pay their bills. [...] In response to the pandemic, many water utilities, governors, and state legislatures in the U.S. have placed temporary moratoriums on water service disconnections. [...] This Issue Brief identifies novel and practical approaches that water utilities and the state and federal government can take to maximize water access while preserving utility revenue and preventing excessive debt accumulation."
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