September 2016, Vol. 71 No. 9


More Americans Worried About Aging Water Infrastructure

More Americans are concerned about aging water infrastructure in their communities than last year and they’re willing to spend more to make improvements, according to a new survey released today by MWH Global.

Among the survey’s key findings:

  • Nearly half of Americans (48 percent) say not having easy, low-cost access to water is an issue facing U.S. communities.
  • More than two-thirds (68 percent) feel their community should be spending more money to make sure its water infrastructure is well-maintained and properly functioning.
  • More than two-thirds (67 percent) are concerned about the amount of water it takes to produce everyday items, like food and clothing.

“Americans are more aware and more worried about the water used in their homes, communities and the products they buy,” said John Hanula, director of global business for MWH Global. “The good news is that they’re also more willing to take action, whether it’s supporting funding for water infrastructure upgrades or choosing everyday products that conserve water.”

MWH, now part of Stantec, collaborates across disciplines and industries to bring water and infrastructure projects to life. Work as architects, engineers and consultants from initial project concept and planning through design, construction and commissioning, begins at the intersection of community, creativity and client relationships. This work is built on a nearly 200-year history and a heritage in safeguarding and sustaining lives, communities and businesses worldwide.

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