As our subscribers know, Clean Water Weekly provides pertinent and timely information about America’s water infrastructure every Wednesday. We believe that our consistency, coupled with the growing recognition that action is desperately needed, have slowly helped grow our ranks and our supporters. Our mission is to educate the general public and our elected officials about the current state of America’s water infrastructure, the cost of maintaining the status quo, and what some states and localities are doing (sometimes desperately) to fix the hole we’re in as a country (pun intended).
We have published studies exposing the grave state of water infrastructure disrepair, studies showing the inefficiencies associated with aging, broken, and neglected water infrastructure, and studies warning about severe water quality issues – all to highlight the alarming severity of America’s water infrastructure reality.
But we have also shown that there are solutions. We have shown how investing in water infrastructure now is significantly less expensive to taxpayers than waiting until that infrastructure breaks down. We’ve shown how water infrastructure investments could help mitigate or alleviate water access problems like those that confront states facing severe droughts. We have even shown how some cities are getting creative in financing the water infrastructure that they know to be critical to our personal health and to our country’s economy and well being.
We are proud of what we’ve done so far, but we admit there is still plenty to do. That is why we are asking you to help us grow. Help us connect with, educate and inform more people by simply sharing this email with friends, family and colleagues. The more people we are able to reach, the better informed we will all be. And when citizens are educated, lawmakers get educated really quickly. That’s how change happens.