EPA Cyber Rule Could Drive Down Water Systems’ Credit Ratings, Fitch Says

May 19, 2023
EPA’s requirement that all public water systems incorporate cybersecurity measures into sanitary surveys will add an increased regulatory burden that may strain budgets and impact systems’ credit ratings, says Fitch Ratings, the credit ratings agency. “Should deficiencies not be remedied and result in a breach, Fitch would consider the magnitude of the impact on both finances and operations,” the agency said in a May 11 statement . “Deficiencies may negatively affect our view of management and governance and potentially result...

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