NACWA seeks $4 billion funding assistance in COVID-19 bill

August 5, 2020
Municipal wastewater utilities are urging Senate leaders to include at least $4 billion in emergency federal assistance in a COVID-19 assistance package in order to address low-income customers’ needs, arguing that there can be no federal moratorium on service shutoffs without such assistance. “Just as the federal government does not expect farmers or stores to provide food to low-income households without compensation (as provided by the SNAP program), and helps energy providers support low-income households with heating and cooling (through...

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