March 16, 2020
Language not part of initial coronavirus bill, but discussions ongoing.
Agencies affirm continued safety of drinking water amid pandemic.
Measures would support desalination, reuse efforts.
Democratic plan would dramatically expand SRF-based program created last year.
Six-cent-per-gallon tax on water extracted for bottling would support Drinking Water SRF.
Recommendations touch on infrastructure resilience, information sharing.
Senate cancels recess to consider COVID-19 response.