Water Utilities Seek Financial Assistance In Coronavirus Stimulus Package

March 20, 2020
Municipally owned drinking water and wastewater utilities are urging senators to provide financial assistance for their sector in upcoming economic stimulus legislation to offset the effects of the novel coronavirus, citing concerns about expected revenue losses and new sick- and family medical-leave requirements. Senate Republicans unveiled draft legislation March 19 that seeks to provide billions of dollars for airlines, small businesses, and individual Americans, but the measure does not include utilities, whose officials say they are now in talks with...

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