WEF Joins in Issuing Statement on Flint Water Crisis

March 21, 2016

WEF Resources & Efforts

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) and other water sector organizations issued a statement informing the water sector of their intent to provide information and develop a collaborative response to the water contamination in Flint, Mich.

WEF joined the American Water Works Association (Denver), Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.), National Association of Clean Water Agencies (Washington, D.C.), National Association of Water Companies (Washington, D.C.), U.S. Water Alliance (Washington, D.C.), Water Environment Research Foundation (Alexandria, Va.), and Water Research Foundation (Alexandria, Va.) to share a concern for and a commitment to ensuring the people and leaders in Flint have access to the best information possible.

The organizations will support a resolution to the crisis as well as ensuring all people have access to safe and reliable water and wastewater service. They also note an understanding of the need to lead and shape a dialogue and form partnerships to address water infrastructure needs in the U.S. There also is a need to address affordability issues that play a role in providing fundamental drinking water and clean water services to communities.

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