The Value of Water Coalition is made up of local and national leaders who have come together at a time when America’s water infrastructure is at risk.
They aim to educate Americans about the true value of water and were founded by well-known water authorities such as the AWWA and others.
This week they have announced 12 new partners, including several utilities and water districts nationwide.
The group has really started pushing this year, drawing America’s attention to its own underfunded and aging water infrastructure as concern grows for these issues with rapid urgency.
Water World reports:
“In a few days, we will celebrate the United Nation’s World Water Day, which is a great reminder of how exceptional American water and wastewater service is,” said Radhika Fox, VWC’s new director. “The public and private utilities that ensure clean, safe, reliable water to and from homes and businesses across the country are nothing short of remarkable.
“But utilities, as well as the systems and infrastructure they manage, are taken for granted,” she continued. “While water is priceless, we undervalue it in the United States. The strength of our coalition is that we have leading voices from the public, private and nonprofit sectors shining a bright light on urgent, but often unseen, water issues and inspiring positive action that will strengthen this nation.”
It is very encouraging to see this group taking action and trying to bring important water utility infrastructure to the public and educating them about it.
Their work is to be commended, and it’s great that more and more partners are joining them.
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