In the March edition of American Water Works Association’s Opflow, Mark Strauss, American Water Company’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, wrote an article titled Reliable Water Service Strengthens the Economy, which makes the case for water to be a top priority. He contends that investing in water and wastewater infrastructure will bolster the U.S. economy.
Strauss began the article with a powerful plea – “It’s as clear as the water we drink. The deteriorating U.S. water infrastructure is approaching a crisis. We are at a critical point with respect to our need to invest in water and wastewater infrastructure. Although the issue has broad political and public support, a strong commitment for making water a top priority is required.”