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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 ›

Infrastructure Week 2019 Recap

The Value of Water Campaign
May 24, 2019
Infrastructure Week continues to deliver a high-caliber week of thought-provoking dialogues - unifying industry professionals, policy leaders, and elected officials around one message: it's time to #BuildForTomorrow. Starting Now! Now in its seventh year, IWeek has expanded to 527 affiliate organizations encompassing 125 events across the country. With launch events in Atlanta, Boston, Las Vegas, Washington, DC and beyond - this was the biggest IWeek yet!  
 
As we unite with | Read more ›

Value of Water Hits the Airwaves with Fourth Annual Index Poll Results

The Value of Water Campaign
April 9, 2019

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 ›

As Rates Rise, Cleveland Water And Sewer Grapples With Affordability

Elizabeth Miller, ideastream
February 8, 2019

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 ›

Why Many In The Great Lakes Region Can't Afford Basic Drinking Water

Elizabeth Miller, NPR
February 8, 2019

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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MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:

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 ›