PHILADELPHIA (March 1, 2022) – Following the State of the Union address, Robert F. Powelson, president and CEO of the National Association of Water Companies, issued the following statement regarding President Biden’s remarks on water infrastructure:
“By specifically including water infrastructure in tonight’s State of the Union address, President Biden underscored the importance of fixing the country’s ailing water infrastructure by dedicating funding to this essential part of the American economy.
“NAWC and its member companies have long emphasized the importance of sensible investments in our water and wastewater systems as a way to ensure safety and reliability at the tap. NAWC’s 10 largest members invest $3.7 billion annually to maintain and improve their systems and the services their customers receive.
“The men and women who are America’s water companies work tirelessly to ensure that every customer has access to safe, reliable drinking water at affordable rates. We welcome the support in these efforts from the Biden Administration.”