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Keeping the Water On: Addressing the Water Affordability Crisis in the Wake of COVID-19

April 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Cost: $10.00
Member Cost: $0.00
CM Credits: 1

The affordability of drinking water was already a problem before the COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting economic crisis has only served to accelerate and deepen the plight for California residents. The state issued a temporary moratorium on water shutoffs in April 2020 that protected customers unable to pay their bills, but what will happen when that moratorium ends? With unpaid bills exceeding $1 billion, how will water agencies react, and what will the 1.6 million customers who carry a balance do if they cannot pay the large debts — some as high as $15,000 — that they face? Come discuss the policy solutions that will preserve the financial health of water utilities while maintaining precious access to drinking water for our fellow Californians. Co-presented by APA Northern California.

Details

Date:
April 16
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost:
$10.00
Website:
https://www.spur.org/events/2021-04-16/keeping-water-addressing-water-affordability-crisis-wake-covid-19

Organizer

Noah Christman
Phone:
(415) 644-4282
Email:
nchristman@spur.org
Website:
spur.org

Other

CM Credits
1
Credits Pending or Approved
Approved
APA Member Cost
$0.00
CM Credits Topic Area
Infrastructure, Natural Resources and Environment, Social Justice and Equity

Venue

Zoom