Water should share ‘Transport Infrastructure’ spotlight

Too often, water infrastructure gets left out of the national conversation – which is exactly why the Value of Water Coalition released a research paper on that very topic.

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In honor of Infrastructure Week 2014, President Obama gave a speech at the Tappan Zee Bridge on funding for transportation infrastructure, highlighting in particular the jobs and economic benefits our nation will reap from this much-needed investment.

Unfortunately, too often water infrastructure gets left out of the national conversation – which is exactly why the Value of Water Coalition released a research paper on that very topic.

“Water has for too long been left out of the national conversation around infrastructure to the point where it has become the ‘hidden’ infrastructure,” said Ben Grumbles, President of the U.S. Water Alliance and Project Manager for the Value of Water Coalition. “Working together, we will increase public understanding not only of the systems themselves but also the benefits that come from investment and support. Water is key to nearly every component of our daily lives, including our jobs, our health and the environment that surrounds us.”

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