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 ›

City Announces Name of Water Supply Program Tunnel Boring Machine

Atlanta Daily World
September 15, 2016

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 ›

Imagine a day without water - how would you handle it?

Penn Live
September 15, 2016

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 ›

Thankfully, we don’t have to imagine a day without water

Mayor Ivy R. Taylor, San Antonio
September 14, 2016

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 ›

Forum: Imagine a day without water

Larry L. Bingaman
September 14, 2016

Most of us take water, and the systems that bring it to our homes and businesses in the region, for granted. We turn on the tap and safe drinking water reliably comes out. But can you imagine a day without it?

While unimaginable for many of us in Connecticut, there are communities across the U.S. that have lived without the essential systems that bring water to their homes and businesses. Drought, flooding, infrastructure failure, poor water quality and climate change are | Read more ›

500 Organizations To Participate In 'Imagine a Day Without Water'

The Value of Water Coalition
September 14, 2016

500 Organizations To Participate In 'Imagine a Day Without Water'

Nationwide effort draws water utilities, restaurants, schools, and more to raise awareness about water challenges across the country

Washington, DC -- Tomorrow, 500 organizations across the country, and thousands of individuals, will participate in Imagine a Day Without Water. The Value of Water Coalition is convening the advocacy day to help raise awareness about the severe challenges facing water systems from | Read more ›