MILWAUKEE, Wis. – A new report from the Value of Water Campaign outlines the major economic impact that investments in the nation’s water infrastructure could have.
Many of the country’s water and wastewater treatment systems and equipment have been in place for more than a century.
Milwaukee has undertaken a bold investment plan to update its systems, and Radhika Fox, director of the Value of Water Campaign, says the city is setting a positive example for the nation.
“And what’s great about the infrastructure investments that Milwaukee is making is that they’ve done it in a way that is really also focused on opening up small business opportunities, making sure that Milwaukee residents work on these projects,” she points out. “So, the nation has a lot to learn from Milwaukee.”