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Infrastructure Week this week

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Infrastructure Week is this week, and the theme is "Infrastructure Matters". What does that mean? According to the Week's website, “‘Infrastructure Matters' – tells the story of what infrastructure means to Americans. It matters, in big ways and in small, to our country, our economy, our quality of life, our safety, and our communities. Roads, bridges, rails, ports, airports, pipes, the power grid, broadband… infrastructure matters to the goods we ship and the companies that make and sell them; it matters to our daily commutes and our summer vacations, to drinking water from our faucets, to the lights in our homes, and ultimately to every aspect of our daily lives."

Infrastructure is an important theme for us as well. In fact, we highlighted water infrastructure during Drinking Water Week earlier this month. Our message is simple - North American water systems are critical to maintaining public health, economic vitality, fire protection and quality of life. However, current trends in population, economic growth, energy, climate and pollution are affecting water usage, and the critical infrastructure the systems rely on needs to function properly. Therefore, investing in our infrastructure is important.

Visit AWWA's Infrastructure Financing webpage for more information on infrastructure, including our report that states that we must invest $1 trillion over the coming 25 years if we are to maintain our current level of drinking water service.

Happy Infrastructure Week!

Today is the final day of Infrastructure Week, which started on May 11. Here is information on Infrastructure Week, found directly on its website:
     “Now in its 3rd year, Infrastructure Week will bring together thousands of stakeholders in Washington and around the country to highlight the critical importance of investing in and modernizing America’s infrastructure systems, and the essential role infrastructure plays in our economy.

Nearly 80 affiliates from business, labor and advocacy are convening around America to host more than 50 events and bring a strong message directly to Congress that America cannot wait for long-term solutions to infrastructure investment and revitalization.”

Various organizations led and organized Infrastructure Week – National Association of Manufacturers, AFL-CIO, American Society of Civil Engineers, Building America’s Future, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Metropolitan Policy Program.

This is an important time to focus on our infrastructure, which includes our water infrastructure. Our infrastructure literally is the foundation of our country, so investing in its repair and replacement is serious. - See more at: http://www.drinktap.org/blog/articleid/202/infrastructure-week.aspx#sthash.0MqP1Iid.dpuf
Today is the final day of Infrastructure Week, which started on May 11. Here is information on Infrastructure Week, found directly on its website:
     “Now in its 3rd year, Infrastructure Week will bring together thousands of stakeholders in Washington and around the country to highlight the critical importance of investing in and modernizing America’s infrastructure systems, and the essential role infrastructure plays in our economy.

Nearly 80 affiliates from business, labor and advocacy are convening around America to host more than 50 events and bring a strong message directly to Congress that America cannot wait for long-term solutions to infrastructure investment and revitalization.”

Various organizations led and organized Infrastructure Week – National Association of Manufacturers, AFL-CIO, American Society of Civil Engineers, Building America’s Future, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Metropolitan Policy Program.

This is an important time to focus on our infrastructure, which includes our water infrastructure. Our infrastructure literally is the foundation of our country, so investing in its repair and replacement is serious. - See more at: http://www.drinktap.org/blog/articleid/202/infrastructure-week.aspx#sthash.0MqP1Iid.dpuf
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