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October 2023

With no House speaker, countless funding bills hang in the balance

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As funding for the popular Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program runs out, Tiana Starks with We the People of Detroit discusses the impact on the people of Detroit where up to 10% of homes lack complete access to water.

October 2023

Bill looks to boost water program as funds dwindle

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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."

November 2023

Climate report indicates dire future for Mississippi River basin, which is already feeling impacts

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The Fifth National Climate Assessment warns of climate impacts for people and the environment in the Mississippi River basin. WECR steering committee member Rebecca Malpass with The Water Collaborative comments on the extremes of "weather whiplash."

October 2023

Opinion: Make your voice heard on equity and access in Michigan’s water

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Michigan residents have an opportunity to comment on how the state allocates its federal water infrastructure money, writes Victoria Loong, policy manager with We the People of Detroit.

October 2023

Opinion: Hiring workers is vital to speeding up lead-pipe replacement in Milwaukee

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We need to make sure those communities receive the full benefits the infrastructure bill brings, in the form of clean water and in the form of living wage careers, write Milwaukee Water Common's Joe Fitzgerald and Richard Diaz with Blue Green Alliance.

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