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February 12, 2013 - NAWC and U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced launch of Water Is Your Business, an activation campaign designed to dramatically increase local dialogue - informed by facts - on critical need to address nation's decaying water infrastructure, and to mobilize communities to become actively involved in finding solutions to this challenge. U.S. EPA places cost of repairing, replacing, and upgrading aging water and wastewater infrastructure at more than $600 billion over next 20 years.

The National Association of Water Companies and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Launch Water is Your Business


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Press release date: February 6, 2013

Campaign for leaders, businesses and the public to make the case for water infrastructure investment

WASHINGTON, -- The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) and U.S. Chamber of Commerce today announced the launch of Water Is Your Business, an activation campaign designed to dramatically increase local dialogue - informed by facts - on the critical need to address our nation's decaying water infrastructure, and to mobilize communities to become actively involved in finding solutions to this challenge.

Communities across the nation are relying on a water infrastructure that is outdated, overused and underserviced. Water mains are particularly at risk, now breaking at an astounding rate of 650 per day, or 240,000 every single year: a number that is expected to increase with the majority now approaching the end of their useful lives. These breaks have serious health and economic implications, often halting or impeding clean water delivery for days on end.

"Water Is Your Business is about action, and every citizen, family and business has a role to play in calling for investment in water infrastructure - not only for health and safety reasons, but because adequate investment creates jobs and spurs economic growth," said Michael Deane, executive director of the NAWC. "By providing a fact-based, interactive look at the reality of water infrastructure issues facing our nation, we can help end the 'out of sight, out of mind' mentality that has kept investment at insufficient levels. We must work together to find solutions now, rather than waiting until the costs are too high."

"No business can be started or maintained without a safe and reliable water supply, but our infrastructure - once a marvel of the modern world - has been stretched beyond its capacity and has fallen into disrepair," said Janet Kavinoky, executive director of Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "By modernizing our national water infrastructure, we can improve commercial efficiency, increase U.S. competitiveness in the global economy, and create much-needed jobs in the near term."

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) places the cost of repairing, replacing, and upgrading aging water and wastewater infrastructure at more than $600 billion over the next 20 years. Most of that funding will be spent at the local level, and the Water Is Your Business website is a tool that public leaders, businesses, and the general public can use to make the case for immediate investment in U.S. water infrastructure.

The site includes current facts and figures, information and content about the realities of U.S. water infrastructure, and asks visitors to join the campaign and share it with their networks. It can be viewed at http://www.waterisyourbusiness.org/.

About the National Association of Water Companies The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is the public voice for more than one hundred private water companies, ranging from large investor-owned utilities to small, community-based providers. To learn more about NAWC, visit www.NAWC.org or follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

About the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

Jamie Glick, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
202-463-5682
jglick@USChamber.com

National Association of Water Companies (NAWC)

Web Site: www.NAWC.org
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