04 Oct '11, 4pm

Green For All new report on creating jobs through water infrastructure investments

Green For All new report on creating jobs through water infrastructure investments

Want to create nearly 1.9 million American jobs and add $265 billion to the economy? Upgrade our water and wastewater infrastructure. That’s the message of a new report released today by Green For All, in partnership with American Rivers , the Economic Policy Institute and the Pacific Institute . Every year, sewage overflows dump 860 billion gallons of raw sewage into our water systems – enough to cover the entire state of Pennsylvania with waste one-inch deep. But investment in our nation’s infrastructure to handle stormwater and wastewater has lagged, falling by one-third since its 1975 peak. The report, Water Works: Rebuilding Infrastructure, Creating Jobs, Greening the Environment , looks at an investment of $188.4 billion in water infrastructure – the amount the Environmental Protection Agency indicates would be required to manage stormwater and preserve water quality...

Full article: http://www.greenforall.org/blog/upgrading-water-systems-c...

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