A recent poll by the Value of Water Coalition asked more than 2000 adults in the U.S. about the importance of water in their lives. Among the results: more than four out of five Americans said they think it is extremely important to invest in strategies and programs to develop sustainable water supplies. Also, more than half of the respondents agreed with the statement, “Water bills need to increase to repair and modernize water and wastewater infrastructure,” according to a Value of Water Coalition news release.
The Value of Water Coalition is a collaboration of U.S. water companies and associations, including the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.), that seeks to create more public awareness of the value of water.\
“The results of this survey show that Americans know the truth about water: It is essential, at risk, and worth investing in,” said Radhika Fox, coalition director. “What these new national poll findings demonstrate is that Americans fundamentally understand how essential water and wastewater service is to their everyday lives, and they are willing to make the investment to ensure reliability, even if it means that their water bills will increase.”