EPA Revamps CWA Affordability Guidance To Better Reflect Ability To Pay

September 15, 2020
EPA is proposing to revamp its guidance for determining how a customer’s ability to pay for water services impacts the affordability of capital expenditures and operation and maintenance to ensure compliance with Clean Water Act (CWA) standards, adopting calls from municipal entities to better account for residents’ ability to afford rate increases. The Proposed 2020 Financial Capability Assessment (FCA) for Clean Water Act Obligations follows a fiscal year 2016 congressional call for the agency to update its 1997 affordability guidance,...

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