The unseen challenges eroding our economic foundation
Repair and replacement costs increase over time
More flooding, sinkholes and loss of service
Compromising water quality and water access for firefighters
Losing precious water and energy resources
Water is Your Business – a campaign by the National Association of Water Companies and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – seeks to engage businesses, water infrastructure stakeholders and community leaders on the value of sustainable water provision, the benefits of investing in water infrastructure for the whole community, and potential solutions in delivering sustainable water systems.
We are active in public policy issues, creating national and local dialogues that provide business and community leaders with the tools and resources needed to meaningfully participate in the discussion on water infrastructure needs – with the ultimate goals of enhanced water system performance, job creation, economic growth and environmental quality.
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. Seventy-three million Americans – nearly one in four – receive service from a private water service provider.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than three million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.
Growing Blue was created to tell the important story of how water is as essential to our economic and social growth as it is to ensuring healthy ecosystems and our natural environment.
Founded in 2000 by leading journalists and scientists, Circle of Blue provides relevant, reliable, and actionable on-the-ground information about the world’s resource crises.
The Water Puts America to Work campaign is a partnership of leading water associations, organizations and companies working together to ensure that Congress and the President make investment in water infrastructure a national priority.
U.S. Department of Transportation, 2011
U.S. General Accounting Office, 2004
Urban Land Institute, 2010
American Water Works Association, 2012
Utah State University Buried Structures Laboratory, 2012
American Society of Civil Engineers, 2013
The Library of Congress, 2010
Clean Water Council, 2009