WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced the formation of a new, bipartisan Congressional Infrastructure Caucus to focus on investment in the nation’s outdated roads, bridges, rails, airports, transit, wastewater systems, and drinking water. Esty was joined by Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (TN-2), Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), and Rep. Garret Graves (LA-6). The lawmakers worked closely with Infrastructure Week, a roundtable of organizations from the business and | Read more ›
The third annual Imagine a Day Without Water was covered extensively in print and broadcast outlets across the country, helping us elevate the importance of water and wastewater infrastructure in America. The Value of Water Campaign secured earned radio and television placements to share our message and spotlight efforts taking place in local communities. Campaign Director Radhika Fox participated in interviews with 25 local radio and televison news programs to discuss the | Read more ›
The Economic Benefits of Investing in Water Infrastructure Report Release Press Coverage Reaches 6 million listeners
On World Water Day, March 22, 2017, the Value of Water Campaign released an economic analysis report that explained the benefits of investing in water infrastructure. To promote the release of the paper, Value of Water Campaign Executive Director Radhika Fox participated in a radio tour, conducting more than 16 interviews with national and regional outlets from coast to coast, reaching an audience of more than 6 million listeners through over 2,000 airplays. In print, the report | Read more ›
Even though it is invisible to most Americans, every community across this country relies on a complex system of reservoirs, aqueducts, dams, levees, treatment plants, pumping stations, and millions of miles of pipes forming our water infrastructure.
For decades, most Americans haven’t given much thought to our water systems, not worrying where water comes from when we turn on the tap, or where it goes after it swirls down the drain.
Now years of deferred maintenance are catching | Read more ›
New Analysis Finds Closing the Investment Gap in Water Infrastructure Would Create 1.3 Million Jobs, $220 Billion in Economic Activity
Also Found Water Infrastructure Failure a Great Risk to Businesses: One Day Water Service Disruption Would Cost $43.5 Billion in Lost Sales, $22.5 Billion Lost in GDP
Washington, DC, - March 22, 2017 - The Value of Water Campaign today released an economic impact analysis it commissioned to understand how investments in the nation's water infrastructure affects economic growth and employment. The report, "The Economic Benefits of Investing in Water Infrastructure" will be shared | Read more ›
Imagine a Day Without Water was covered extensively in print and broadcast outlets across the country, helping us elevate the importance of water and wastewater infrastructure in American. The Value of Water Campaign pitched and secured earned radio and television placements to share our message and spotlight efforts taking place in local communities. On behalf of the campaign, Radhika Fox participated in interviews with 17 local television news programs and 9 radio programs to | Read more ›
When we talk about the decline of America's infrastructure, we usually picture familiar scenes: commuters sitting in traffic, long waits for overcrowded metros and hour-long waits on the tarmac after planes pull away from a gate. Every American can see the rusting bridges and potholed roads in their communities, they know how many hours a week they lose to rush hour congestion. And it is easy to connect the dots between those poor conditions and how subpar infrastructure is a drag | Read more ›
ATLANTA – Mayor Kasim Reed and the Department of Watershed Management Commissioner Kishia L. Powell announced “Driller Mike” as the Water Supply Program tunnel boring machine’s name.
Mayor Reed was joined by U.S. Water Alliance Chief Executive Officer Radhika Fox and Atlanta City Councilmembers Andre Dickens, Natalyn Archibong and Felicia Moore during a press conference. The tunnel boring machine, “Driller Mike,” is named after Atlanta rapper and activist Michael “Killer Mike” | Read more ›
We have all experienced the frustration of bone-rattling potholes or traffic back-ups from road repairs on a hot summer day.
Now keep those potholes and traffic jams in mind, but picture a separate, hidden infrastructure system that is larger and, in some cases, a hundred years older than those roads and bridges. You can't see it, but it ensures we are able to go about our daily routines without a second thought.
These are our water and wastewater systems – underground, out of | Read more ›
What if you couldn’t make your cup of coffee this morning? What if you couldn’t wash a load of laundry? What if you couldn’t bathe your children this evening?
Today, the Value of Water Coalition urges us to “Imagine a Day Without Water.” This initiative is designed to help us not only understand the value of water, but also the personal impact water has on our daily lives. We turn on the tap, and we receive reliable, great-tasting water. When we are finished, it goes down the | Read more ›
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