S.2687 - Low-Income Water Customer Assistance Programs Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] (Introduced 10/23/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/23/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2687 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (10/23/2019)
Low-Income Water Customer Assistance Programs Act of 2019
This bill addresses the access of low-income households to drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater services.
Specifically, the bill establishes new pilot programs that award grants to help low-income households pay their drinking water, wastewater, or stormwater bills.
In addition, the Environmental Protection Agency must study the prevalence of low-income households that do not have access to
- affordable, functional wastewater services that protect the health of individuals in the households;
- affordable municipal stormwater services; or
- affordable public drinking water services.