Please consider signing our petition urging elected officials to prioritize investment in our nation's water infrastructure:
Water is essential.
Every community, every person, every business, every worker relies on it. Agriculture, energy, manufacturing, and tourism—more than one fifth of our nation’s economic output depends on water. Water is the most important thing in our daily lives—and most people don’t need to think twice about it.
But our nation’s water and wastewater infrastructure is at risk. Every two minutes, there is a water main break somewhere in America. Many cities are built on top of drinking water and wastewater systems that are more than a century old. The American Society for Civil Engineers graded our nation’s water systems a D.
In communities across America, this “invisible crisis” is disrupting daily lives, threatening jobs and businesses, and putting our communities’ health and prosperity at risk. Families from Flint, Michigan to the Central Valley of California, have experienced the devastating impacts of living—even a day—without water. We can’t wait any longer to act.
Now is the time for America to commit to a future where everyone can count on reliable and safe water service—now, and for future generations. It is time to:
- Increase public and private investment in water infrastructure; and
- Ensure that water is affordable, reliable, and accessible to all communities and businesses.
Add your name to this petition and ask public officials at the local, state, and federal level to prioritize investment in water infrastructure and water resources. For each petition signature we receive, our partner Change the Course will restore 1,000 gallons of water to critically dewatered rivers and wetlands across North America.
2017 will bring a new congress and presidential administration to Washington, D.C., and many new leaders will be elected at the state and local level as well. It is time to send a message to our leaders that the invisible crisis of aging water systems must be addressed.