Congress Passes Legislation Averting a Rail Strike-Bill Sent to the President to Sign

On Thursday, December 1st, the Senate passed legislation previously approved by the House that prevents a rail strike that was scheduled to start on December 9th. President Biden is expected to sign the bill in a timely manner.

Besides all of the other shipping disruptions for almost everything in commerce, for the water sector, disruptions in rail service would have impacted the inbound and outbound deliveries of chemical manufacturers and suppliers. As a result, the delivery of critical treatment chemicals to water and wastewater systems could have been impacted. More information on potential water and wastewater supply chain impacts and recommended preparatory actions can be found here.