Water for Jobs in a special campaign outreach effort to send a clear message that investment in America's water infrastructure creates jobs and should be a priority. This platform allows for those interested in supporting this message to utilize social media to help raise awareness. http://www.waterforjobs.org/take-action-now
The campaign's website reports that "Adequate investment in water infrastructure ensures safe and reliable water and wastewater systems to attract and retain industry, business, and qualified workers, which are essential to economic vitality and growth. As the gap between needs and investment grows, the impacts on jobs, lost business sales and GDP worsens...Spending on water infrastructure drives research and innovation leading to new technologies that can be used in the United States and around the world. America has fallen significantly behind many of the developed nations of the world on infrastructure –we now rank 25th."
It is believed that $1 billion in water infrastructure investment can support 28,500 jobs and creates $82.4 million in local and state tax revenue. There is lots of interesting information on the site and ideas for helping spread the word that will not only economically assist the infrastructure industry but also the communities we serve on numerous levels.
More information about the campaign, how to take action and get involved can be found at http://www.waterforjobs.org