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Florida, It's #TimetoBuild: Why Our Water Is Worth It

May 18, 2018

Looking around, it’s easy to see when certain infrastructure systems need repair: a rusty bridge here; a bumpy, pothole-filled road there. With water infrastructure, however, the problem is often “out of sight, out of mind.”   

It’s time to dig a little deeper. Aging water infrastructure drains the economy as well as the water supply. While service crews rush to fix main breaks, water-reliant businesses lose thousands of dollars for each day of disrupted service. While politicians and policy-makers debate on how to move forward, American families continue leaning on strained, outdated water systems – most built in the years following World War II.

We shouldn’t have to wait for something to go wrong. The pipes beneath our feet allow households, industries and businesses to rely on clean, safe water every day. The value of this service typically goes unnoticed until there’s an emergency. The accumulated cost of inaction is much higher than the price of ongoing maintenance, foresight and precaution.

“Failing to fix, modernize, and build 21st century infrastructure is making our lives and communities more vulnerable, and has profound implications for our long term economic competitiveness. The future won't wait. Neither can we. It's time to build," said Zach Schafer, Executive Director of Infrastructure Week.

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