Our Children's Water
What kind of resources will we leave for our children? What kind of world will they inherit from us? Will we give them the tools to manage resources wisely or will we leave them with only problems?
Water is too precious to be wasted. The same can be said for time. We must address the critical issues facing America's water and wastewater infrastructure now – not only because they affect the quality of life today, but because proactive planning and innovative thinking will contribute to a more sustainable future for generations to come.
We live in a time of accelerated growth and change. The world's population continues to put pressure on resources and yet technological advancements are providing us with the tools to make better use of what we have.
We cannot manufacture water. We cannot afford to waste it either. The private water industry is working on the future of water management today. Through the development and implementation of technology that creates efficiency, and the replacement of aging infrastructure with innovative solutions, we are making a difference. But there is more work that needs to be done.
There are difficult and costly decisions to be made, and we must not defer this burden and its costs to future generations. The values we teach our children are as important as the infrastructure and debts we leave as our legacy. We must continue to teach the value of water. We must demonstrate our commitment through actions as much as words. That is how we can help create a sustainable future.
To learn more about the forward-looking solutions our members are creating, visit Our Solutions.