EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler sent a letter to Governors in all 50 states, territories, tribes and Washington, DC, requesting that water and wastewater workers, as well as the manufacturers and suppliers who provide vital services and materials to the water sector, are considered essential workers and businesses by state authorities when enacting restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19. Our critical water infrastructure and its operators ensure the safe supply of water to our homes and hospitals, and depend on treatment chemicals, laboratory supplies and related goods and materials.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Letter to Tribal leaders during COVID-19 national emergency (PDF)(2 pp, 229 K, April 7, 2020)
- Letter to US Governors during COVID-19 national emergency (PDF)(2 pp, 225 K, March 27, 2020)