In a hearing before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, Kansas City, Mo., Councilwoman Jan Marcason discussed the important role of clean water infrastructure investment in creating jobs, protecting the environment and improving the quality of life in cities and towns.
Highlights of the testimony, submitted on behalf of the National League of Cities (NLC), include:
“The availability of clean water is the backbone of a modern society and a livable community, and the nation’s water infrastructure systems are significant assets that protect public health, as well as the nation’s precious water resources. To the extent that America’s water infrastructure is properly maintained and can adequately meet the needs of our communities, it will help ensure the long-term vitality of our communities.
“Investment in water infrastructure and other infrastructure systems also helps create good paying jobs in our communities that are an essential component to a thriving economy.”
View the full testimony at http://nlc.staging.10floor.com/ASSETS/667DA494C91E444AB167991C8B4A65AE/MarcasonHouseWaterTestimony71510.pdf.
Marcason is a member of NLC's Energy, Enivronment and Natural Resources steering committee, which is responsible for developing policy on issues such as air quality, water quality, energy policy, national wetlands policy, noise control and solid and hazardous waste management.
Source: National League of Cities