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Voters Overwhelmingly Favor Investment in Water Infrastructure According to New Poll

The Value of Water Campaign
April 28, 2020

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 ›

Water in the spotlight at presidential candidate forum

Katie Henderson
March 3, 2020

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.

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Moving America Forward: A Presidential Candidate Forum on Infrastructure, Jobs, and Building a Better America

February 6, 2020

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 Highlights

The Value of Water Campaign
December 5, 2019

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 ›

Imagine a Day Without Water 2019

Radhika Fox, Director, Value of Water Campaign
October 23, 2019

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 ›

Value of Water Podcast—Imagine a Day Without Water 2019

Value of Water Campaign Podcast
October 22, 2019

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 ›

Residents In Kentucky's Martin County Face Escalating Water Bills

Sydney Boles, NPR
October 21, 2019

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.

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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 ›

KC Water's Brooke Givens on Imagining a Day Without Water

The Value of Water Campaign
October 8, 2019

October 23rd is the fifth annual Imagine a Day Without Water 2019 to raise awareness and educate America about the value of water.

To bring that message home, the Value of Water Campaign interviewed leaders in the water sector from across the country to talk about what water means to their communities and what they're doing to make sure that America never faces a day without water.

Listen below for a podcast interview with KC Water's Brooke Givens on what a day without water | Read more ›

Atlanta Department of Watershed Management's Kishia Powell on Imagining a Day Without Water

The Value of Water Campaign
October 8, 2019

October 23rd is the fifth annual Imagine a Day Without Water 2019 to raise awareness and educate America about the value of water.

To bring that message home, the Value of Water Campaign interviewed leaders in the water sector from across the country to talk about what water means to their communities and what they're doing to make sure that America never faces a day without water.

Listen below for a podcast interview with Atlanta Department of Watershed Management's Kishia | Read more ›

Words On Water #94: Lori Weigel on Public Opinion on Infrastructure, Affordability, and Reuse

Words on Water Podcast
June 25, 2019

Lori Weigel is Principal at New Bridge Strategy. In this episode Lori discusses the results of an annual public opinion poll conducted through the Value of Water Campaign, which found that 85 percent of voters support increased funding for water infrastructure, a level of support that cuts across demographics, geography, party affiliation, and income level. She also talks about questions on affordability that show four in five voters believe water rates are affordable and are | Read more ›