Bill looks to boost water program as funds dwindle


Three Members of Congress introduced the Water Access Act to prevent a looming water assistance crisis as a funding assistance program runs dry.

"We can solve this problem," said Yasmin Zaerpoor, who directs water equity work with the research and action institute PolicyLink. "Federal programs already exist to help low-income households pay energy and phone bills when they’re struggling, but funding for the temporary Low Income Household Water Assistance Program will expire in just days if Congress doesn’t act now."