EPA Administrator speaks on water affordability
Following the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law last fall, water equity, and climate resilience advocates have been calling on the White House and Congress to follow through on water security and affordability by passing a permanent and universal water bill assistance program.
Representative Lisa Blunt-Rochester, a water equity champion who introduced the Low-Income Water Customer Assistance Programs Act of 2021 last year, had the opportunity to raise the issue with the U.S. EPA in May 2022 during a recent agency hearing. Members of the Water Equity and Climate Resilience Caucus thank Representative Blunt-Rochester’s commitment to the issue and EPA Administrators' response!
“As we’re making significant investments into our water infrastructure to be sure that it’s clean and reliable, we cannot forget that affordability piece.” - EPA Administrator Michael Regan