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Thank President Obama for Proposing Unprecedented Levels of Funding for Water Infrastructure!
Write President Obama
President Obama’s new budget proposal contains an unprecedented commitment to funding water and wastewater infrastructure.
We need to thank President Obama for making this commitment to our water resources. Write now.As you know, however, our water infrastructure faces a $22 billion per year funding shortfall. While the President’s budget proposal requests $3.9 billion in additional, new funding, this falls short of what we need to rebuild our infrastructure and protect our water resources.
We need a Clean Water Trust Fund to solve these funding shortfalls. A Trust Fund would remove funding of clean water infrastructure from the yearly appropriations process, securing funding levels from the whims of political expediency. It would provide a steady, reliable, and equitable source of funding for needed projects across the country.
Send President Obama a letter thanking him for his commitment to water infrastructure funding and asking him to support a Clean Water Trust Fund.
The Water Team
Food & Water Watch
P.S. – To learn more about why we need a Clean Water Trust Fund, read our report online.
Food & Water Watch is a nonprofit consumer organization that works to ensure clean water and safe food. We challenge the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources by empowering people to take action and by transforming the public consciousness about what we eat and drink.