Across the country, communities face mounting threats to their water security. Increased climate change-related flooding, sea-level rise, and drought threaten people's homes, lives, and the ecosystems they rely upon. Decades of structural racism, infrastructure underinvestment, and unjust policies have created the perfect storm for the unprecedented disruption unleashed in our country by Covid-19. What was once a crisis growing in the dark, the call by medical and public health experts to wash our hands and sanitize our surroundings to protect against Covid-19, has forced our nation to confront its shortcomings. Households and communities across the country, especially Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other communities of color do not have access to our nation’s most basic PPE — safe and affordable water. Before the pandemic, an estimated 15 million people, mostly people of color struggling with poverty and unemployment, experienced water shutoffs when they couldn’t pay their bills. With the ongoing public health and economic crisis, millions more are at risk of water shutoffs and the water debt across small and large systems is only growing.