Published on April 14, 2020 as a joint effort by the American Water Works Association and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, this report, “The Financial Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on US Drinking Water Utilities,” is an in-depth look at how the pandemic has impacted the nation’s water systems. Th3 report predicts water utilities to suffer a $13.9 billion aggregate financial impact due to the novel coronavirus. The purpose of this report is to help advocate to secure federal funding solutions to this dire crisis.
Read more about how the assessment was conducted, what other financial impacts are anticipated to befall the water systems, and considerations for how best to move forward and ensure that every American retains their access to safe, reliable drinking water.
Read the full report.