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Water access must be part of our COVID recovery

Wash your hands, save lives — it’s a central message during the COVID-19 crisis. But what if you don’t have basic running water, as we assume everyone does? Incredibly, too many Americans don’t…

Our recovery from COVID-19 must include a sincere investment in fixing the problems behind these water access failures. That includes assuring a reliable, affordable supply to all households, whether in city neighborhoods or rural communities, strengthening underfunded and struggling water utilities, both urban and rural, and modernizing the aging pipes, pumps and plants that deliver it.

Read more from Radhika Fox, CEO of the US Water Alliance, and Elizabeth Cisar, senior environment program officer at The Joyce Foundation in Chicago in Crain’s Detroit Business here.