ASPE Joins 200+ Organizations to Advocate for a Secure Water Future
ASPE has joined more than 200 other nonprofit organizations, water utilities, labor unions, and policy advocates in endorsing four principles that will help secure access to clean and sustainable water for all as the U.S. plans for recovery and relief from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clean, affordable, and accessible water service is fundamental to public health and thriving communities, and modern treatment processes are necessary to ensure that all viruses, including COVID-19, stay out of the water supply. The four principles, released by the U.S. Water Alliance, knit together enduring water issues that are critical at this time—who has access to it, who manages it, how it is paid for, and how all communities are kept safe and healthy—and offer guidance on how to ensure that everyone can count on reliable and safe water service—now and for future generations.
The four principles, in brief, are as follows:
- Ensure water is reliable and affordable for all
- Strengthen water utilities of all sizes
- Close the water access gap
- Fuel economic recovery by investing in water systems
You can read the full text of the principles and see the list of endorsing organizations here.
Many of ASPE’s industry partners, including the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA), International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), American Water Works Association (AWWA), and DigDeep, and other companies with which ASPE has worked have also endorsed the principles.