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CWSC publishes Blue Paper revealing the shortcomings of COVID-19 water shutoff moratoriums

Thursday 14 May 2020

In this Blue Paper, The Center for Water Security and Cooperation discusses the shortcomings of statewide moratoriums on water shutoffs adopted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thirteen states and the District of Columbia adopted statewide moratoriums prohibiting public and investor-owned utilities from shutting off water during the pandemic. While this prohibition takes a critical step in ensuring access to water during the public health emergency, all statewide moratoriums fall short of providing access to water for all. Download our paper to learn more about what state moratoriums should include to provide greater access to water during and after the pandemic.

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