Assessment of the Impact of COVID on Water and Sanitation Utilities in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Bulbena, Laura
Sep 2021
Berto, Maria Eduarda Gouvea; Sasaki, Keisuke; Garcia Merino, Lucio Javier; Aguilera, Julio Cesar
Due to the current health crisis caused by COVID-19, the Water Utilities that provide Water and Sanitation services have seen their financial capacity affected to ensure the adequate provision of services, linked among other factors to reductions in their operating revenues and collections related to the temporary exemption from the payment of water and sanitation services for some users, deferral of bill payments, freezing of tariffs, reduction of the collection rate and prohibition of cutting services, among others. This document provides an assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on finances and operations of some Water Utilities in Latin American and the Caribbean.