Water Assistance and Plumbing Repair Program
The purpose of the Water Assistance and Plumbing Repair program is to provide water repairs to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by ensuring low-income households have access to water for washing and disinfecting surfaces. Frequent and thorough hand washing is among the most effective measures in restricting the spread of the virus because the primary routes of transmission are droplet and direct contact, according to the World Health Organization.
The program goal is that every eligible home will have access to hot and cold water and at least one functioning toilet, bathroom faucet, shower/bath, kitchen faucet, and laundry tub. It is also the program goal that the house has functioning wastewater drainage for water access to be sustainable in the home.