FluksAqua research finds many Texans unconcerned with water issues
The key findings include:
- While 45.6% of respondents enjoy drinking the recommended three to six 8 oz glasses of water per day, 92% of all respondents think that tax dollars should be spent on sectors other than water.
- When preparing for a natural disaster, 39.2% of Texans surveyed would pick up food, communication, money, batteries or lighting sources before stocking up on water.
- 15.1% of Texans believe water and wastewater operators are undervalued.
- 32.1% of men polled consume one to three glasses of water per day compared to 45.3% of women and 43.8% of men believe water is the most important public sector to spend tax dollars on versus 30% of women.
- 84.9% of respondents agreed that industries such as education (39.1%) and public transit (10.8%) are more undervalued than water and wastewater operation.
“Most Texans are accustomed to safe drinking water on demand so they tend to take clean water for granted and don’t always value the work water operators and water utilities do,” said Hubert Colas, president of FluksAqua Americas. “Our hard working water utility workers build the foundation for our communities to operate—it is one of our most important industries.”