America’s Water Companies Have Answered President Biden’s Call for Safe, Reliable Water

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PHILADELPHIA (January 14, 2022) – Robert F. Powelson issued the following statement regarding President Biden’s remarks on the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law:

“NAWC and its member companies couldn’t agree more with President Biden’s call for every American to have access to clean water when they turn on the faucet.

“America’s water companies have been working for more than a century to ensure customers have access to water that is safe, reliable and affordable. NAWC’s 10 largest members alone invest $3.7 billion annually to maintain and improve their systems and the services their customers receive.

“The men and women on the front lines for America’s water companies are friends, neighbors and even family members who are a part of their local communities and are personally invested in ensuring that the water is safe when we turn on our taps.

“NAWC and its members have been vocal in calls for achieving water equity. We will continue our work to advance basic principles — meeting water quality standards, offering customer assistance options, addressing fundamental flaws in our water grid, and investing in infrastructure — that will move closer to guaranteeing everyone has access to safe, reliable water at affordable rates. We welcome the focus on these priorities out of Washington, D.C.”

About NAWC

National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) member companies safeguard public health and promote environmental stewardship as they serve the water and wastewater needs of nearly 73 million Americans every day. NAWC members have an exceptional record of compliance with federal and state health and environmental regulations. Ensuring this high standard of quality requires extraordinary amounts of capital investment. The 10 largest NAWC member companies collectively invest nearly $3.7 billion annually to ensure their water infrastructure is well maintained and that safe and clean drinking water is available whenever needed. Learn more about NAWC and the companies we proudly represent at www.nawc.org or follow on Twitter and LinkedIn.