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Ask Congress to Include Funding for Water Infrastructure in Coronavirus Relief Package

Water Environment Federation

Please reach out to your Members of Congress and ask that funding for water infrastructure be included in the coronavirus relief package.  

Water infrastructure impacts all Americans, as it protects public health and the environment and drives the economy. In fact, closing the investment gap in water infrastructure would generate more than $220 billion in annual economic activity and generate 1.3 million jobs over 10 years. A study by The Water Research Foundation in 2014 found that the national economic benefits of increased funding for water infrastructure had a greater job creating return on investment than tax cuts, increased spending on military, and increased retail spending on general merchandise.

The White House and Congress need to put forth a bipartisan effort to provide the necessary new tools to combat the virus and provide relief for its many impacted. Increased funding for water infrastructure is one of many ways to help. As Congress develops a comprehensive proposal, we urge you to remember that well functioning drinking water and wastewater treatment infrastructure is critical to ensuring communities are safe and economic recovery is rapid.

Additionally, the cost of water service to low-income customers is an increasing concern, and federal contributions to water infrastructure finance help local utilities cushion the costs of water service to customers. Providing federal support for water infrastructure will support communities as they manage this crisis, and provide relief to ratepayers as they deal with personal financial and community challenges.

In conclusion, cost-effective infrastructure repair and replacement can have an enormous impact on the quality of life for communities across the U.S., as well as give our nation economic recovery. Congressional support for water infrastructure funding will help our country as we work to combat the coronavirus itself and the damage it will leave behind.

Please reach out to your Members today!

Ask Congress to Include Funding for Water Infrastructure in Coronavirus Relief Package

Water Environment Federation

Please reach out to your Members of Congress and ask that funding for water infrastructure be included in the coronavirus relief package.  

Water infrastructure impacts all Americans, as it protects public health and the environment and drives the economy. In fact, closing the investment gap in water infrastructure would generate more than $220 billion in annual economic activity and generate 1.3 million jobs over 10 years. A study by The Water Research Foundation in 2014 found that the national economic benefits of increased funding for water infrastructure had a greater job creating return on investment than tax cuts, increased spending on military, and increased retail spending on general merchandise.

The White House and Congress need to put forth a bipartisan effort to provide the necessary new tools to combat the virus and provide relief for its many impacted. Increased funding for water infrastructure is one of many ways to help. As Congress develops a comprehensive proposal, we urge you to remember that well functioning drinking water and wastewater treatment infrastructure is critical to ensuring communities are safe and economic recovery is rapid.

Additionally, the cost of water service to low-income customers is an increasing concern, and federal contributions to water infrastructure finance help local utilities cushion the costs of water service to customers. Providing federal support for water infrastructure will support communities as they manage this crisis, and provide relief to ratepayers as they deal with personal financial and community challenges.

In conclusion, cost-effective infrastructure repair and replacement can have an enormous impact on the quality of life for communities across the U.S., as well as give our nation economic recovery. Congressional support for water infrastructure funding will help our country as we work to combat the coronavirus itself and the damage it will leave behind.

Please reach out to your Members today!