US Water Alliance Applauds Historic Investment in Water
New economic study finds that cost of water and wastewater failures will be seven times higher in 20 years for American households
Closing the investment gap would create 800,000 new jobs and household disposable income would rise by more than $2,000 per household
AUGUST 26, 2020 (WASHINGTON, DC) – The United States is underinvesting in its drinking water and wastewater systems—putting American households and the economy at risk, according to a new report released today by | Read more ›
WASHINGTON, DC (April 28, 2020) - A new poll by the Value of Water Campaign released today shows that 84 percent of American voters want state and federal leaders to invest in water infrastructure. The near-unanimous support amid the COVID-19 pandemic reveals that voters value water and want elected officials to prioritize investing in infrastructure - specifically, drinking water and wastewater infrastructure.
For the fifth year in a row, the Value of Water Campaign poll | Read more ›
This month, the Value of Water Campaign joined about a dozen other organizations to co-host the Moving America Forward: A Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure, Jobs, and Building a Better America. This was the first ever candidate forum focused solely on infrastructure. It was held February 16, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Major candidates from both parties were invited and Joe Biden, Tom Steyer, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg participated.
Acclaimed journalists | Read more ›
Moving America Forward: A Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure, Jobs, and Building a Better America
Today the hosts of Moving America Forward: A Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure, Jobs, and Building a Better America announced the first candidates to confirm participation in the upcoming forum. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and Mayor Pete Buttigieg have confirmed they will participate in the forum at the University of Las Vegas on Sunday, February 16. This groundbreaking forum will be moderated by Jerry Seib, Executive Washington Editor of The Wall Street Journal, and | Read more ›
Imagine a Day Without Water 2019 was the biggest yet! For our fifth annual Imagine a Day Without Water more than 1,200 organizations participated. We thank everyone who signed up and stepped out to share the message about how we can't take our water infrastructure for granted.
The message of Imagine a Day Without Water reached millions of people through social media and press coverage, and we loved your creativity in getting the word out. From the halls of congress to the halls | Read more ›
Today, the Value of Water Campaign is proud to put on the fifth annual Imagine a Day Without Water. A thousand participating organizations have come together today to highlight how water is essential, invaluable, and in dire need of investment. Education and engagement through op-eds, trivia games, artwork contests, in-person events and more will help communicate the value of water to people who usually take water for granted.
Despite being our most precious resource, it is easy | Read more ›
Imagine: No water to drink, or even to make coffee with. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or do laundry. Hospitals would close without water. Firefighters couldn't put out fires and farmers couldn't water their crops.
Some communities in America already know how impossible it is to try to go a day without our most precious resource: Water. But many Americans take water for granted every day. Imagine a Day Without Water 2019 is the fifth annual day to raise awareness and | Read more ›
In a rural coal region of Kentucky, moves to fix a notoriously dirty water supply have created a new crisis. Many are now unable to afford their water bills and are drinking water from other sources.
RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: In rural eastern Kentucky, Martin County has gotten a bad name for its polluted drinking water. Now, local officials are trying to fix the system. But that has led to a new crisis with many unable to afford their water bills. From | Read more ›
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