Whitmer signs bill prohibiting water shutoffs

LANSING, Mich.—Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday signed a bill into law prohibiting water shutoffs.

Senate Bill 241 prohibits water shutoffs due to nonpayment and mandates that water services be restored to residences where shutoffs have occurred, in most circumstances, through March 31, 2021.

Senator Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) sponsored the bill.

The bill aims to ensure that every occupied residence in Michigan has access to clean, running water for handwashing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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