Water Equity Network Principles

The Water Equity Network is guided by the following principles: 

All people should have access to clean, safe, affordable water and wastewater services.

All communities should share in the economic, social, and environmental benefits of investment in water systems.

All communities should be resilient to the impacts of climate change.

All water and wastewater systems should have access to the resources they need to provide equitable services.

The contributions of all participants—utilities, communities, environmental groups, and others—have value in how communities manage water.

The communities that are most vulnerable to water equity challenges should have real power in decision-making about water management, including prioritization, planning, funding, implementation, and evaluation.

Communities should have the opportunity to be fully informed and educated about water systems and issues.