As our nation’s water infrastructure ages, a new poll commissioned by the Value of Water Campaign revealed that over 85% of Americans are in favor of increased federal funding to update the outdated systems. As industry leaders gathered in Washington, DC as part of Water Week (March 31-April 6) to discuss funding solutions, U.S. Water Alliance’s Vice President of Engagement, Kip Peterson, was available for radio interviews to discuss the new poll, what federal lawmakers can do to | Read more ›
Across the Great Lakes, water rates are rising. In Cleveland, rates have more than doubled in the last eight years. In 2010, an average family of four paid $630.41 for water and sewer. Seven years later, that number is around $1249.29.
Great Lakes Today and American Public Media looked at water rates and shut-off data across the Great Lakes region and found that as cities incr ease water and sewer rates, shut-offs for non-payment are concentrated in poor communities and | Read more ›
The Great Lakes are one of the world's largest sources of fresh water. But an investigation from American Public Media and Great Lakes Today finds the cost of that water has doubled or tripled.
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The Great Lakes are one of the largest sources of fresh water in the world. They run more than 750 miles across eight states from Minnesota to New York. With so much fresh water, you would think that drinking water would be affordable | Read more ›
According to The Buffalo News, residents above the poverty line will now see their water bills increase by $5 a month beginning Jan. 1, 2019, under a new rate structure from the Buffalo Water Board.
The fourth 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 placements to share our message and spotlight efforts taking place in local communities. Kip Peterson, Vice President for Engagement with the US Water Alliance, represented the Value of Water Campaign and participated in | Read more ›
Congress approved some of the most significant updates to the country's drinking water management in two decades Wednesday, at a time when the safety of tap water has become a major concern for many Americans — but the new changes on their own aren't expected to fix some of the most pressing problems.
MINNEAPOLIS — Where does drinking water come from? Many people don’t have a clue, even though water quality remains a hot topic in the news and at national conferences like the One Water Summit in Minneapolis.
“More than half (54 percent) of people we polled have no idea where their water comes from,” said David Metz, president of FM3 Research, a California-based company that conducts public policy-oriented opinion research. “Another 23 percent guessed wrong, and only 23 percent | Read more ›
When news of the Flint water crisis broke headlines, 21 million people across the country relied on water systems that violated health standards. Low-income communities, minority populations, and rural towns disproportionately deal with barriers to safe water. Drinking water challenges are complex: failing infrastructure, polluted water sources, and low capacity utility management are all part of the issue. Declining investment in water infrastructure over the last several | Read more ›