External-Local-State Water Shutoff Moratoria Amidst Coronavirus
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This is a product of Food & Water Watch. Please email Mary at mgrant@fwwatch.org if you know of any municipal or state moratorium that is missing from the list.
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StatusCityStateService PopulationRestorationsExpirationSource
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EXPIRED MoratoriumAthensAlabama27,534N6/1/2020
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/alabama-leaves-decision-to-utilities-when-to-cut-off-power-for-late-bills-in-pandemic/ar-BB14cNT9
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EXPIRED MoratoriumBirminghamAlabama585,000N10/12/2020
https://www.al.com/news/2020/03/birmingham-water-works-wont-cut-your-water-off-during-coronavirus-outbreak.html https://www.cbs42.com/news/local/birmingham-water-works-resuming-late-bill-collections-oct-12/ https://www.bwwb.org/sites/default/files/docs/PRESS%20RELEASE-%20BWW%20Stops%20Disconnects%20Because%20of%20Coronavirus.pdf https://www.bwwb.org/
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EXPIRED moratoriumBrundidgeAlabama3,672N5/18/2020
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/alabama-leaves-decision-to-utilities-when-to-cut-off-power-for-late-bills-in-pandemic/ar-BB14cNT9
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MoratoriumDecaturAlabama77,100N
https://whnt.com/news/huntsville/many-utility-companies-across-north-alabama-suspend-shut-offs-to-help-people-struggling-financially-during-pandemic/ https://www.decaturutilities.com/post/du-coronavirus-covid-19-statement
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MoratoriumGuntersvilleAlabama12,612N
https://whnt.com/news/huntsville/many-utility-companies-across-north-alabama-suspend-shut-offs-to-help-people-struggling-financially-during-pandemic/
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MoratoriumHartsell Alabama21,423N
https://whnt.com/news/huntsville/many-utility-companies-across-north-alabama-suspend-shut-offs-to-help-people-struggling-financially-during-pandemic/
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EXPIRED moratoriumHuntsvilleAlabama262,155N10/1/2020
https://whnt.com/news/huntsville/many-utility-companies-across-north-alabama-suspend-shut-offs-to-help-people-struggling-financially-during-pandemic/
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MoratoriumLimestone CountyAlabama65,000N
https://whnt.com/news/huntsville/many-utility-companies-across-north-alabama-suspend-shut-offs-to-help-people-struggling-financially-during-pandemic/
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EXPIRED MoratoriumMadisonAlabama50,000N6/8/2020
https://whnt.com/news/huntsville/many-utility-companies-across-north-alabama-suspend-shut-offs-to-help-people-struggling-financially-during-pandemic/
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MoratoriumMobileAlabama305,850N
https://www.fox10tv.com/news/coronavirus/mawss-suspends-disconnections-for-nonpayment-of-water-bills/article_cdaa4ef6-68b6-11ea-9b22-1fb68ae45069.html
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MoratoriumNortheast Morgan CountyAlabama42,609N
https://whnt.com/news/huntsville/many-utility-companies-across-north-alabama-suspend-shut-offs-to-help-people-struggling-financially-during-pandemic/
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MoratoriumPiedmontAlabama8,184N
https://twitter.com/BurkhalterEddie/status/1238102719895867393?s=20
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EXPIRED MoratoriumPrichard Alabama32,400N6/1/2020
https://mynbc15.com/news/local/billing-brouhaha-chickasaw-leaders-upset-over-water-shutoffs-in-city
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EXPIRED MoratoriumAnchorageAlaska221,351N11/15/2020
https://twitter.com/ForrestDunbarAK/status/1240066480353525761?s=20 https://www.awwu.biz/home/showdocument?id=1886
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EXPIRED MoratoriumCity and Borough of JuneauAlaska38,526N6/22/2020
https://twitter.com/cbjuneau/status/1242922957963325442?s=20 https://beta.juneau.org/newsroom-item/reminder-utilities-division-to-resumes-water-shutoffs-next-week-except-for-covid-19-hardship-customers
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MoratoriumKenai Alaska8,375N
https://www.radiokenai.net/city-of-kenai-suspends-water-and-sewer-penalties-and-shut-offs/
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MoratoriumRural Utility CollaborativeAlaska10,360Y
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/03/27/us/ap-virus-outbreak-water-shutoffs.html
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MoratoriumSoldotna Alaska5,057N
https://twitter.com/ksrmam/status/1242964812151357446?s=20
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EXPIRED Moratorium Statewide (regulated)Alaska186,620Y11/15/2020
http://www.akleg.gov/PDF/31/Bills/SB0241Z.PDF
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MoratoriumApache JunctionArizona13,657N
https://www.yourvalley.net/apache-junction-independent/stories/city-of-apache-junction-to-follow-social-distancing-recommendations-library-mgc-temporarily-close,148116
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MoratoriumAvondaleArizona83,001N2/15/2021
https://amp.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2021/02/02/arizona-cities-resume-utility-shutoffs/4179834001/
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EXPIRED Moratorium BuckeyeArizona38,070N2/1/2021
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2020/04/08/water-stay-on-during-coronavirus-pandemic-but-still-have-pay-your-bills-arizona-cities-warn/5100128002/ https://amp.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2021/02/02/arizona-cities-resume-utility-shutoffs/4179834001/
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MoratoriumChandler Arizona247,328N
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2020/04/08/water-stay-on-during-coronavirus-pandemic-but-still-have-pay-your-bills-arizona-cities-warn/5100128002/
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MoratoriumFlagstaffArizona67,000N
https://twitter.com/CityofFlagstaff/status/1240762445427163136?s=20
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EXPIRED Moratorium GilbertArizona247,600N2/1/2021
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2020/04/08/water-stay-on-during-coronavirus-pandemic-but-still-have-pay-your-bills-arizona-cities-warn/5100128002/ https://amp.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2021/02/02/arizona-cities-resume-utility-shutoffs/4179834001/
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MoratoriumGlendaleArizona234,766N
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2020/04/08/water-stay-on-during-coronavirus-pandemic-but-still-have-pay-your-bills-arizona-cities-warn/5100128002/
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EXPIRED Moratorium GoodyearArizona50,001N2/1/2021
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2020/04/08/water-stay-on-during-coronavirus-pandemic-but-still-have-pay-your-bills-arizona-cities-warn/5100128002/
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EXPIRED Moratorium MaranaArizona21,198N2/1/2021
https://www.tucsonlocalmedia.com/business/article_73a8e64a-43c8-11eb-9820-ffb024be163f.html https://amp.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2021/02/02/arizona-cities-resume-utility-shutoffs/4179834001/
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EXPIRED MoratoriumMesaArizona466,000N10/1/2020
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2020/04/08/water-stay-on-during-coronavirus-pandemic-but-still-have-pay-your-bills-arizona-cities-warn/5100128002/ https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2020/09/19/how-phoenix-cities-aps-and-srp-collect-overdue-utility-bills/5811704002/
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MoratoriumPeoriaArizona135,975N
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2020/04/08/water-stay-on-during-coronavirus-pandemic-but-still-have-pay-your-bills-arizona-cities-warn/5100128002/
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MoratoriumPhoenix Arizona1,579,000Y
https://twitter.com/MayorGallego/status/1238163868876025858?s=20
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MoratoriumQueen CreekArizona81,919N
https://twitter.com/TownofQC/status/1242997492729270274?s=20
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EXPIRED MoratoriumSan LuisArizona27,800N9/1/2020
https://kyma.com/news/2020/04/30/city-of-san-luis-waiving-water-late-fees-and-shutoffs/
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MoratoriumScottsdaleArizona230,000N2/15/2021
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2020/04/08/water-stay-on-during-coronavirus-pandemic-but-still-have-pay-your-bills-arizona-cities-warn/5100128002/ https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2020/09/19/how-phoenix-cities-aps-and-srp-collect-overdue-utility-bills/5811704002/ EXPIRED Moratorium
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MoratoriumSpringerdaleArizona1,972N

https://covid19.nlc.org/resources/covid-19-local-action-tracker/
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EXPIRED moratoriumSurpriseArizona31,649N5/10/2020
https://www.yourvalley.net/surprise-independent/stories/surprise-resource-center-continues-services,155163
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MoratoriumTempeArizona165,000Y
https://www.tempe.gov/Home/Components/News/News/14120/1546?backlist=%2fgovernment%2fcommunication-and-media-relations
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MoratoriumTollesonArizona6,680N
https://www.abc15.com/news/region-west-valley/tolleson/door-to-door-outreach-in-tolleson-could-help-reduce-covid-19-cases
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EXPIRED Moratorium TucsonArizona675,686N1/31/2021
https://twitter.com/TucsonRomero/status/1238279495452225536?s=20 https://www.kgun9.com/rebound/coronavirus-investigations/city-of-tucson-extends-moratorium-on-utility-shutoffs-through-january-2021
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MoratoriumYumaArizona103,264N
https://www.yumaaz.gov/article/city-news/water-service-and-bill-payment-status-update
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MoratoriumBentonArkansas30,681Y
https://www.bentoncourier.com/news/benton-utilities-suspends-disconnections/article_21c6a1d2-6ddb-11ea-a807-975540765559.html
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EXPIRED MoratoriumCentral Arkansas WaterArkansas330,667Y10/1/2020
https://twitter.com/CARKW/status/1239310085391888384?s=20 https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2020/aug/14/central-arkansas-water-to-resume-shut-offs-oct-1/ https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2020/sep/11/water-utility-change-to-increase-users-bills/?latest
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EXPIRED moratoriumEl Dorado EWU Arkansas17,932N6/1/2020
https://twitter.com/el_newstimes/status/1251888310001250312?s=21
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MoratoriumFayettevilleArkansas102,878N
https://twitter.com/FYVgov/status/1240701507483209728?s=20
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EXPIRED MoratoriumFort SmithArkansas86,209N1/1/2021
https://www.swtimes.com/news/20201113/why-fort-smith-might-reinstate-fees-shutoffs-for-late-water-bills
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EXPIRED MoratoriumGreenwoodArkansas8,952N1/25/2021
https://www.nwahomepage.com/knwa/greenwood-to-resume-water-disconnections/
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MoratoriumHelena-West HelenaArkansas5,693N

https://covid19.nlc.org/resources/covid-19-local-action-tracker/
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EXPIRED moratoriumHot SpringsArkansas92,020N7/22/2020
https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2020/mar/28/city-suspends-utility-shutoffs-fees-for/?news-arkansas-nwa https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2020/jul/22/city-resumes-utility-cutoffs-late-fees/
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MoratoriumJonesboroArkansas79,864N
https://twitter.com/CWLJonesboro/status/1244722491626524673?s=20
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MoratoriumPea RidgeArkansas7,273N
https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2020/apr/05/pea-ridge-council-suspends-water-discon/
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MoratoriumRodgersArkansas70,878N
https://twitter.com/nwademgaz/status/1240012541595615235?s=20
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MoratoriumSpringdaleArkansas90,235Nhttps://www.springdalewater.com/
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MoratoriumStatewide (regulated)Arkansas44,730N2/27/2021
http://www.apscservices.info/pdf/20/20-012-A_1_1.pdf
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EXPIRED moratoriumTexarkana Water UtilitiesArkansas30,015N9/1/2020
https://www.arklatexhomepage.com/news/texarkana-news/texarkana-water-utilities-pushes-back-date-for-utility-disconnects-penalties-to-sept-1/
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MoratoriumAlameda CountyCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://twitter.com/AlamedaCountyWD/status/1239720677822713857?s=20
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MoratoriumAnaheim Californiaincluded in state totalN
https://www.cmua.org/cmua-members-suspending-shutoffs
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MoratoriumArcadiaCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://twitter.com/arcadiaweekly/status/1243613762860601348?s=20
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MoratoriumArcataCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://www.northcoastjournal.com/NewsBlog/archives/2020/03/23/water-policies-amid-covid-19-differ-across-humboldt-county
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MoratoriumAzusaCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://www.cmua.org/cmua-members-suspending-shutoffs
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MoratoriumBeaumont-Cherry Valley Water DistrictCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://twitter.com/bcvwd92223/status/1244778727512272896?s=20
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MoratoriumBeniciaCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://patch.com/california/benicia/benicia-pauses-utility-disconnections-during-coronavirus-crisis
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MoratoriumBurbankCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://twitter.com/BurbankCA/status/1240031307939205120?s=20
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MoratoriumCalifornia CityCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
http://www.desertnews.com/news/article_36c19754-693f-11ea-bc4c-fb89b97b0e28.html
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MoratoriumCarlsbadCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://twitter.com/carlsbadcagov/status/1240011041733566465?s=20
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MoratoriumCerritosCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://www.cmua.org/cmua-members-suspending-shutoffs
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MoratoriumCoachella Valley Water DistrictCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://mynewsla.com/uncategorized/2020/03/28/coachella-enacts-eviction-moratorium/
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MoratoriumColtonCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://www.cmua.org/cmua-members-suspending-shutoffs
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MoratoriumCoronaCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://www.cmua.org/cmua-members-suspending-shutoffs
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MoratoriumDavisCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://twitter.com/CaliforniaAggie/status/1244394015467823104?s=20
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MoratoriumDesert water AgencyCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://twitter.com/DWAwater/status/1240050744239230977?s=20
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MoratoriumEast Valley Water DistrictCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://www.cmua.org/cmua-members-suspending-shutoffs
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MoratoriumEastern Municipal Water DistrictCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://www.cmua.org/cmua-members-suspending-shutoffs
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MoratoriumEBMUDCaliforniaincluded in state totalY
https://twitter.com/ebmud/status/1238565093584977920?s=20
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MoratoriumEl CentroCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://kyma.com/news/2020/03/27/el-centro-updates-city-operations-amid-stay-at-home-order/
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MoratoriumElsinore Valley Municipal Water DistrictCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://www.cmua.org/cmua-members-suspending-shutoffs https://myvalleynews.com/evmwd-delays-rate-increase-extends-freeze-on-service-shut-offs-to-support-community-during-pandemic/
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MoratoriumEurekaCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://kymkemp.com/2020/03/21/eurekas-office-of-emergency-services-outlines-some-measures-taken-during-shelter-at-home-order/
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MoratoriumFortunaCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://www.northcoastjournal.com/NewsBlog/archives/2020/03/23/water-policies-amid-covid-19-differ-across-humboldt-county
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MoratoriumGarden GroveCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://twitter.com/CityGardenGrove/status/1239985991437258752?s=20
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MoratoriumGlendaleCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://twitter.com/COGWaterPower/status/1239613132051337218?s=20
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MoratoriumHealdsburgCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://www.cmua.org/cmua-members-suspending-shutoffs
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MoratoriumHelix Water DistrictCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://twitter.com/helixwater/status/1240796057585348608?s=20
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MoratoriumHesperiaCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://twitter.com/CityofHesperia/status/1244641078730424322?s=20
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MoratoriumIrvine Ranch Water District Californiaincluded in state totalN
https://twitter.com/IRWDnews/status/1240762899292798976?s=20
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MoratoriumLas Virgenes MWDCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://www.cmua.org/cmua-members-suspending-shutoffs
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MoratoriumLathrop Californiaincluded in state totalN
https://www.mantecabulletin.com/news/local-news/lathrop-suspends-cut-municipal-water/
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MoratoriumLodiCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://www.cmua.org/cmua-members-suspending-shutoffs
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MoratoriumLompocCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://www.cmua.org/cmua-members-suspending-shutoffs
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MoratoriumLong BeachCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://twitter.com/LongBeachPost/status/1238274698552590338?s=20
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MoratoriumLos AngelesCaliforniaincluded in state totalY
https://twitter.com/LADWP/status/1238222752693223426?s=20 https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2020/05/07/coronavirus-los-angeles-dwp-shutoffs-emergency-renters-assistance-fund/
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MoratoriumLos Angeles CountywideCaliforniaincluded in state totalY
https://twitter.com/WaterFdn/status/1245084569331630081?s=20
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MoratoriumMarin Municipal Water DistrictCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://www.cmua.org/cmua-members-suspending-shutoffs
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MoratoriumMcKinleyville CSDCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://www.northcoastjournal.com/NewsBlog/archives/2020/03/23/water-policies-amid-covid-19-differ-across-humboldt-county
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MoratoriumMorro BayCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://www.ksby.com/news/local-news/city-of-morro-bay-declares-local-emergency-after-first-case-of-coronavirus-in-slo-county
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MoratoriumNapaCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://twitter.com/CityofNapa/status/1240671338651455488?s=20
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MoratoriumNeedlesCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://www.cmua.org/cmua-members-suspending-shutoffs
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MoratoriumNevada Irrigation DistrictCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://goldcountrymedia.com/news/173621/local-water-agencies-declare-emergencies/
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MoratoriumOceansideCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://twitter.com/CityofOceanside/status/1242212542539116544?s=20
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MoratoriumOtay Water DistrictCaliforniaincluded in state totalN
https://twitter.com/OtayWater/status/1242513393329700864?s=20