Value of Water Campaign Releases Eighth Annual Poll

April 27, 2023

New polling results released today by the Value of Water Campaign reveal that a reliable supply of safe water is the number one issue on voters' minds, surpassing inflation, crime, and the opioid crisis. The poll tracks voters’ opinions and concerns about water infrastructure, climate, the environment, and other water issues. | More >

US Water Prize 2023 Nominations Are Open!

March 22, 2023

We are pleased to share that the nominations for US Water Prize 2023 are now open! Awarded on an annual basis, the US Water Prize celebrates outstanding achievement in the advancement of sustainable, integrated, and inclusive solutions to our nation's water challenges. It is the preeminent national recognition program for exemplary efforts to secure a sustainable water future for all. | More >

Leveraging Digital Solutions to Safeguard Water Access

March 7, 2023

In 2019, we found that over two million Americans lack access to running water and indoor plumbing. Additionally, a significant number of small and rural communities nationwide are precariously on the verge of losing access to safe, reliable water. Our latest report, Advancing Water Equity in Small and Rural Communities: The Role of Digital Solutions, highlights the importance of leveraging digital solutions and water management strategies to advance water equity and ensure safe, reliable water services for communities of all sizes. | More >

US Water Alliance signs new EPA Principles for Lead Service Line Replacement

January 27, 2023

Today, the US Water Alliance joined a new Environmental Protection Agency-led partnership to advance health-informed and justice-centered principles of lead service line replacement across the US. The partnership consists of representatives from the federal government, states, Tribes, local communities, nongovernmental organizations, water utilities, labor unions, and private companies. | More >

Pricing Water to Ensure Equity and Financial Resilience

January 12, 2023

Today, the US Water Alliance and Stantec released A Promising Water Pricing Model for Equity and Financial Resilience. This report presents an innovative model for pricing and billing water that represents an opportunity to achieve greater equity by reducing water bills for most low-income households while preserving revenue and improving financial resilience for water utilities. | More >

Celebrating Our 2022 One Water Achievements

December 21, 2022

As we near the end of December and begin to reflect on the past year, I want to express my gratitude for you all—Alliance members, partners, and supporters in the One Water movement. With your help, our network has grown, our programs have greater reach, and more people than ever are collaborating to achieve an equitable and sustainable water future. I'm pleased to share the US Water Alliance's Year in Review, highlighting a few major achievements from the last 12 months. | More >

Alliance Shares New Tool for Implementing Racial Equity

December 1, 2022

For too long, our sector has been operating within systems in which race is a predictor of water access, affordability, quality, reliability, and resilience in the face of our increasingly disruptive and volatile climate. Though our current generation of water utility leaders is not responsible for setting these inequitable standards, we have the power to begin putting an end to them. Today, the US Water Alliance is proud to release our Racial Equity Toolkit to enable water utilities to work to improve their racial equity practices and outcomes both internally and externally. | More >

Alliance Selected by US EPA as National EFC

November 21, 2022

Last week, we celebrated the first anniversary of the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, in which $55 billion was allocated to expand nationwide clean water access. At the Alliance, we saw this funding as an opportunity to re-envision the power and possibilities of infrastructure investments—centering water equity, climate action, economic opportunity, and One Water in federal and state-funded projects and programs. Considering this, we launched our Equitable Infrastructure initiative, and throughout the past year have been strategizing with our network and partners, communities across the country, and Environmental Finance Centers (EFCs) on collectively forwarding these infrastructure goals. | More >

Changing Our Approach to Water Affordability

November 10, 2022

Today, in the week leading up to the one-year anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s enactment, I’m proud to share a new report from the US Water Alliance: The Path to Universally Affordable Water Access: Guiding Principles for the Water Sector. Through over 18 months of convening across eight US cities to understand the policy, practice, and impact of shutting off access to water due to the inability to pay bills, utilities and community-based organizations explored solutions and developed guiding principles to enable financial resiliency of water utilities and end the practice of shutoffs for low-income individuals. | More >

The Race to Zero Emissions—US Water Utilities and the Danish Water Technology Alliance, Convene in Denmark on the eve of COP27

November 6, 2022

Today, ten water utilities from across the US embark upon a five-day greenhouse gas emissions and climate resilience benchmarking tour in Denmark. The site visit is part of a multi-year partnership between the Water Technology Alliance based out of the Embassy of Denmark in Washington, D.C., the Danish Water and Wastewater Association, and the US Water Alliance to share best practices, develop innovative solutions, and accelerate the “Race to Zero” emissions campaign across the water sector. | More >