WHAT  IS  11
                         WORTH  TO  YOU?
                                   Can you imagine
                                   your life without
                                   clean and safe water?
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                            WATER: NECESSARY - YET UNDERVALUED
                               National average  household monthly utility costs
      BILLION
   needed to improve
     drinking water
     infrastructure
     through 2030
                                               Wastewater/
                                               Stormwater
               TRILLION
                 gallons of
               water wasted
               annually from
              water main breaks
                                                     Electricity

OUR WATER SYSTEM IS AT RISK
Trillions of gallons of water are transported through
millions of miles of pipeline: But our water systems
are old and need to be upgraded ...

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     major hurricanes occur
      per decade, with the
     damage causing water
  shortages and contamination
                     percent of hazardous waste
                      leakages and spills have
                       contaminated nearby
                          groundwater
       percent of U.S. farmland
      recently suffered moderate
        to extreme drought,
     jeopardizing our food supply
                         CLEAN, SAFE WATER IS ESSENTIAL
       BE AWARE
> Severe weather and aging
  pipes threaten our water and
  wastewater services every day
> Know your water and wastewater
  service providers
> Revenue from water rates provides
  you with clean and safe water
Office of Water (MC 4608T) EPA-817-H-15-001 June 2015
                           PREPARED
                 >  Store 3 gallons of water per family
                   member for use during emergencies
                 >  Read your water bills and inserts to
                   learn more about your utility
                 >  Help your utility by conserving
                   water as much as possible
     SHOW YOU CARE
> Support water system upgrades
> Spread the word in your community
  about the importance of a reliable
  water supply
> Protect local water sources

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