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Whitmer urges lawmakers to strengthen water regulations.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took action Wednesday to extend water reconnections for Michiganders at least through the end of the year, while simultaneously urging lawmakers to hold water utilities accountable to the state.
Executive Order 2020-144 extends protections that Whitmer originally put in place in late March. Those provide support for residents facing water shutoffs due to nonpayment during the state’s COVID-19 outbreak, as access to clean water is especially crucial during a pandemic that necessitates handwashing to stay healthy.
Those protections had been slated to last until the end of the virus outbreak. As of Wednesday, it appears that Whitmer expects that to continue at least until Dec. 31.