WASHINGTON, DC – The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its new report (“Failure to Act – The Economic Impact of Current Investment Trends in Water and Wastewater Treatment Infrastructure”) today detailing the economic impact of failing to address the nation’s water infrastructure needs. In response, Marcia Hale, President of Building America’s Future issued the following statement:
“Without water we cannot function – as a country or as citizens – it is as simple as that. Yet our water infrastructure needs are staggering. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there is an annual funding gap between needs and resources of nearly $55 billion. And if current trends continue, the gap will grow to $85 billion annually by 2020.
“ASCE’s report illustrates what it will mean to our family’s budgets, the U.S. economy and our collective quality of life if we don’t get serious and make the necessary long-term investments necessary to ensure safe drinking water and reliable waste water systems in our communities. Building America’s Future looks forward to working with ASCE and others to continue to educate policymakers and the public on the benefits derived from smart strategic infrastructure investments.”
To view the official press release please click here.
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