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Raising the Bar for Federal Investments in Water Infrastructure

Sara Schwartz - Science Network Mentor Program Participant - The Union of Concerned Scientists
May 15, 2018

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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. | Read more ›

Philadelphia International Airport Suffers Water Main Burst

Water & Wastes Digest
May 8, 2018

Service was restored in the evening of May 7, 2018

On Monday May 7, 2018, the Philadelphia International Airport suffered a significant water main break, depriving the facility of water pressure to all terminals for several hours. Water services were eventually restored by 8 p.m., roughly three hours after the initial burst.

The main break, which was 24 in. in size, occurred under the economy parking lot. After water pressure was cut off, water fountains and toilets ceased to | Read more ›

A program that builds green infrastructure in the D.C. area sustains the environment, local workforce

Allyson Chiu - The Washington Post
March 13, 2018

Raymond Coates did not think he was going to make it to the end of his first day on a new job. The 58-year-old D.C. resident had never worked construction before, yet there he was on a warm fall day, struggling to move dirt in a wheelbarrow, and regretting decisions to skip breakfast and not pack a lunch.

But Coates said he knew he had to stick it out. He left a job in community social services to pursue a career building and maintaining landscapes that would help make the Earth a | Read more ›

Esty Announces Creation of New Bipartisan Congressional Infrastructure Caucus

October 27, 2017

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announced the formation of a new, bipartisan Congressional Infrastructure Caucus to focus on investment in the nation’s outdated roads, bridges, rails, airports, transit, wastewater systems, and drinking water.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 ›

Imagine a Day Without Water Press Coverage Reaches 4.5 Million Listeners and Viewers

October 19, 2017

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

March 31, 2017

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 ›

Making water infrastructure a priority

Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.)
March 24, 2017

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

March 22, 2017

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 Press Coverage Reaches 6 million listeners and viewers

September 22, 2016

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 ›

Investing in water infrastructure keeps our economy flowing

Former Sec. Ray LaHood and former Gov. Ed Rendell
September 19, 2016

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 ›