Four of Five Voters Agree: Now's the Time to Invest in Water Infrastructure

Emily Simonson, Program Manager, US Water Alliance | April 18, 2018

The Value of Water Campaign just released the results from its third annual national poll demonstrating steadfast bipartisan support for water infrastructure, irrespective of the cost. The results are in and 88 percent of Americans voters agree: Water is central to our lives and now is the time to invest in the nation's water infrastructure. | More >

Bridging the Gap on Lead

Suzi Warren, Program Associate, US Water Alliance | April 10, 2018

Water utilities are responsible for providing safe drinking water by treating water to regulatory standards, and by maintaining safe water quality through the distribution system. However, there are limits to water utilities’ ability to assure safe water at the tap, since they do not control the quality of plumbing systems within individual property lines.  | More >

On Tap in Washington March 2018

Scott Berry, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, US Water Alliance | March 25, 2018

As Congress and the Administration struggle to close the book on funding for the fiscal year that began in October 2017, water infrastructure funding appears to have come out on top. After several extensions and a government shutdown, funding for Fiscal Year 2018 has finally been settled. Despite decreases or outright cuts to main federal water infrastructure programs in the President’s Budget as well as the House appropriations bills, and stable funding in the Senate appropriations bills, water infrastructure funding increased in the FY18 Omnibus package. | More >

Reaching Affordability Through Community Partnerships

Suzi Warren, Program Associate, US Water Alliance | March 16, 2018

Utilities across the country grapple with affordability concerns for their customers. The heart of the issue is ensuring that everyone has access to affordable water and sewer service, while also generating sufficient utility revenues to cover rising costs, deal with aging infrastructure, and protect public health. | More >

US Water Alliance Joins Great Lakes One Water Partnership

Emily Simonson, Program Manager, US Water Alliance | March 15, 2018

The US Water Alliance is a proud participant in the Great Lakes One Water Partnership, a multi-year, basin-wide initiative focused on engaging shoreline community foundations as a force multipliers to advance a new era of water management in the region.   | More >

An Equitable Water Future: Opportunities for the Great Lakes Region

Elizabeth Cisar, Senior Program Officer, Joyce Foundation | March 6, 2018

At the Joyce Foundation, we understand that our region’s vitality depends on clean water in our lakes and streams, in our homes, and where we work, that's why we supported An Equitable Water Future, Opportunities for the Great Lakes Region.  | More >

Getting the Job Done with Public and Private Partners

Suzi Warren, Program Associate, US Water Alliance | March 5, 2018

For the nation at large, to attract more investment and innovation to water management, we need to address barriers to putting private money and expertise to work, while making sure that communities’ needs are met and all partners benefit. Many publicly owned utilities utilize private companies to assist in things like planning, engineering, technology application, project delivery, operations, maintenance, and management. Finding the right solution, and unique ways to utilize private businesses for individual communities was a guiding principle behind the creation of the fourth policy brief in the One Water for America Policy Framework: Blend Public and Private Expertise and Investment to Address Water Infrastructure Needs. | More >

On Tap in Washington February 2018

Scott Berry, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, US Water Alliance | February 27, 2018

The President laid out key markers this month for his plan on infrastructure. Over the last few weeks, the State of the Union, the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2019, and the President’s Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America each addressed the critical issue of infrastructure. | More >

Harnessing the Power of Arts to Secure Our Water Future

Radhika Fox, CEO, US Water Alliance | February 15, 2018

At the US Water Alliance, we believe that the key to securing a sustainable water future for all relies on an integrated and inclusive approach to managing our water infrastructure and resources. We refer to this paradigm shift as a One Water approach. And we’ve seen how integrating arts and culture can help us reach those goals.  | More >

Federal, State, and Local Perspectives: Sustaining Water Infrastructure Funding

Suzi Warren, Program Associate, US Water Alliance | February 14, 2018

Across the country, communities’ needs for capital continue to grow as they rise to meet challenges like water system development and renewal, regulatory compliance, changing weather patterns, and the increasing costs of day-to-day utility operations. A big resurgence in federal spending is unlikely in the foreseeable future, so revenue from ratepayers will continue to be the driving force in water infrastructure investment. The wider issue of maintaining the funding programs we have that work, understanding the full cost of service and what that means for funding, and finding money through best practices are the guiding ideas behind the third policy brief in the One Water for America Policy Framework: Sustain Adequate Funding for Water Infrastructure. | More >