Communities across the United States rely on an aging system of water pipes and over 156,000 public water systems that each serve at least 25 people per day. It’s estimated that a water main breaks every two minutes across the nation – wreaking havoc for homes and businesses. Manufacturing revenues alone are found to decline by an average of 20 percent due to a disruption in water service.
The report finds that if we close the investment gap for water infrastructure, there is a ripple effect of sustained job creation, GDP growth, resulting in over $220 billion in total annual economic activity to the country. A one-day disruption in water service represents loss of $43.5 billion in sales and $22.5 billion in GDP. Join us for this webinar that will dive into the benefits of investing in water infrastructure, from job creation to sparking economic activity across the country. Read the full report here.
Rick Callender, Chief of External Affairs, Santa Clara Valley Water District
Alexander Quinn, Director of Sustainable Economics, Hatch
From June 27-29, 2017, leaders from across the country will gather at the Intercontinental Hotel in the heart of the French Quarter for a thought-provoking and action-oriented national summit on what it will take to secure a sustainable water future for all. New Orleans is the perfect backdrop for this important solutions-focused conversation about how we value and manage water to foster economic prosperity, community well-being, and environmental sustainability. Thank you to our 2017 host, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, for inviting us to your beautiful city.