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Keeping the Water Flowing: Two of the Valley’s Largest Water Agencies Say a Statewide Moratorium on Shutoffs Has Not Caused Financial Problems—Yet

On April 2, with COVID-19 establishing itself as both a financial and fatal threat, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order prohibiting water shutoffs by local water agencies. The order applied to all homes and small businesses in the state, protecting them from losing their access to water due to the nonpayment of service fees. […]