America’s Economic Future Depends on Safe and Clean Water
America’s future economic strength depends on investments made today in water infrastructure. These investments create jobs and support the economy.
Consider these facts:
- Every $1 invested in water and wastewater infrastructure increases long-term GDP by $6.35;
- each job created in water and wastewater leads to 3.68 jobs in the national economy;
- over $86 billion annually is spent on water-related sports activities.
Studies also show that the US economy would stand to gain over $200 billion in annual economic activity and 1.3 million jobs over a 10-year period by meeting its water infrastructure needs.
But, without this investment, breakdowns in water supply, treatment and wastewater capacity are projected to cost manufacturers and other businesses over $7.5 trillion in lost sales and $4.1 trillion in lost GDP from 2011 to 2040.
Read more at Water Week 2017 »