Essential. Reliable. Invaluable. Water—it’s the thread that weaves together our daily lives. It keeps our communities healthy, our cities running, and our economies growing. Water is a cup of coffee, the produce aisle, better production, increased exports, and greater American strength. While essential, water infrastructure is largely invisible. Few people realize what it takes to treat and deliver drinking water every day or how wastewater is cleaned so that it can be safely reused or returned to the environment. The high quality of life we enjoy in America would not be possible without water and the infrastructure that fuels it.
What is the value of water?
Our infrastructure is at risk.
One of the crowning achievements of the 20th century was building reliable water and wastewater systems. Since then, public and private utilities across the country have been putting people to work to construct, operate, and maintain the water and wastewater infrastructure that Americans rely on daily. After working around the clock for more than 100 years, this infrastructure is aging and failing. In America today, a water main breaks every 2 minutes. The good news is that investment in water infrastructure puts people to work and builds a stronger America.
Together we are the solution.
The Value of Water Campaign educates and inspires the nation about how water is essential, invaluable, and in need of investment. Spearheaded by top leaders in the water industry, the Value of Water Campaign is building public and political will for investment in America’s water infrastructure. Coordinated by the US Water Alliance, we educate and engage the public on the importance of clean, safe, and reliable water and help ensure quality water service for future generations.