February 7, 2018

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Capital needs are growing all the time to meet the challenges of water system development and renewal, regulatory compliance, lead service line removal, and climate change adaptation. Those needs are compounded by the rising costs of day-to-day utility operations. Over the last 40 years, the federal government has reduced its share of capital spending on water infrastructure from 63 percent to just nine percent. A resurgence in federal funding for water is unlikely, so our focus must be on fully representing the cost of water management, improving the cost-effectiveness of water services, and continuing to educate the public on our infrastructure needs.  Join us for part three of a seven-part series diving into each of the Seven Big Ideas in the One Water for America Policy Framework.


Cynthia Pratt, Deputy Mayor, Lacey, Washington and Chair of the Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee, National League of Cities​
Peter Brooks, Water Resources Manager, Lacey, Washington
Francine Durso, Senior Project Manager, Department of Environmental Quality, State of North Carolina
Nathan Gardner-Andrews, Chief Advocacy Officer, National Association of Clean Water Agencies