- Thousands of people will likely die in the coming weeks because President Joe Biden’s administration has failed to act on pleas by nonprofits and others to help keep water service on to help people avoid Covid infections.
- Michigan, where Covid cases have increased about 77% since mid-February, is scheduled to end its moratorium on water shutoffs on March 31. Other states where bans on water shutoffs enacted because of the pandemic are scheduled to end include Hawaii, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont.
- “Anybody who lives in this country has the right to clean water,” said Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) Dingell and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) introduced a bill, H.R. 616, that would prohibit residential water shutoffs during the pandemic and create a $1.5 billion fund to help people pay water bills.
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