Success: Leaders Unite Behind Clean and Safe Water

Target: Tom Carper, U.S. Senator

Goal: Support substantial boosts in funding for upgraded water infrastructure and clean water technology.

The need for clean and safe water unites every human being. For millions, however, this basic necessity we often take for granted is out of reach. The Flint, Michigan water crisis first returned the need to fix America’s deteriorating water infrastructure into the national spotlight. Pleas for reform have ramped up after several natural disasters imperiled water supplies in multiple states.  This ForceChange petition brought attention to similar problems unfolding in communities of color. While Senators remain divided on overall infrastructure, they came together in rare but welcome bipartisanship to answer these urgent calls for action.

The Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act passed the nation’s deliberative chamber overwhelmingly in an 89-2 vote. Democrats, Republicans, and Independents alike agreed that projects ensuring clean drinking water and properly treated wastewater would receive a 35 billion-dollar boost. Upgrades of existing structures and heavy investment in promising new technologies would be derived from the grants and loans. Disadvantaged communities disproportionately impacted by water crises would receive focused attention.

Sign the petition below to champion this integral step in addressing a widespread public health concern.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Senator Carper

Thank you for demonstrating that the essential work of the people can still get done in the Senate. The Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act cleared a major hurdle in its overwhelming passage by your colleagues. This bill that you played a crucial role in making possible is now closer to becoming law than ever before.

Most importantly, this bipartisan effort will go a long way in ensuring that crises like the ones that afflicted Michigan, Texas, Mississippi, and Florida never recur. No American should go without clean, safe, and accessible life-saving water. Again, thank you for taking on this critical public health issue and securing a needed win for communities across the nation.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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