Value of Water Campaign Releases Eighth Annual Poll

The Value of Water Campaign
April 27, 2023

New polling results released today by the Value of Water Campaign reveal that a reliable supply of safe water is the number one issue on voters' minds, surpassing inflation, crime, and the opioid crisis.   

This is a finding of the Value of Water Campaign's eighth annual national poll—The Value of Water Index. The poll tracks voters’ opinions and concerns about water infrastructure, climate, the environment, and other water issues. This year, the poll continued to seek insights | Read more ›

Value of Water Campaign Applauds Pittsburgh’s Lead Line Replacement Program as a Model for the Country

The Value of Water Campaign
April 20, 2022

Alliance CEO Mami Hara joins EPA, State, and Local Leaders in Pittsburgh to Highlight Lead Line Replacement Program 

April 20, 2022—Pittsburgh, PA— Today, local, state, and federal leaders gathered in Pittsburgh to highlight the remarkable progress of Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s (PWSA) lead line replacement program and applaud plans for removing lead lines from every daycare in Pittsburgh. Since PWSA established its Community Lead Response program in 2016, it has | Read more ›

Bipartisan Infrastructure Package Achieves Historic Investments, But More Is Needed

Scott Berry, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, US Water Alliance
August 10, 2021
After months of back-and-forth negotiations, and some intense work in the last few weeks, the bipartisan infrastructure package known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was passed by the Senate on August 10 by an solidly bipartisan vote of 69-30. The 2,702 page bill includes roughly $555 billion in spending for roads, bridges, rail, water, electric grid, and broadband infrastructure. As previously reported, the foundation for the water section of the bill was | Read more ›

President Biden Introduces Plan for $111 Billion in Water Infrastructure Investment

The Value of Water Campaign
April 1, 2021

US Water Alliance Applauds Historic Investment in Water


The US Water Alliance has advocated for increased investment in water infrastructure since 2015 through our Value of Water Campaign. Water is essential to everything we do, to every community, business, and home in the United States. 
Today President Biden released an ambitious infrastructure plan, the "American Jobs Plan” that included an unprecedented and historic $111 billion investment in water infrastructure. It | Read more ›

Chronic Underinvestment in America’s Water Infrastructure Puts the Economy at Risk

August 26, 2020

New economic study finds that cost of water and wastewater failures will be seven times higher in 20 years for American households

Closing the investment gap would create 800,000 new jobs and household disposable income would rise by more than $2,000 per household


AUGUST 26, 2020 (WASHINGTON, DC) – The United States is underinvesting in its drinking water and wastewater systems—putting American households and the economy at risk, according to a new report released today by | Read more ›

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.

Acclaimed journalists | Read more ›

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 ›