It is scary to realize how complacent our country has become in accepting crumbling infrastructure as the norm. We’ve been told over and over that our bridges are crumbling, that our international competitors are investing more in high speed rail, modern airports, and bigger shipping ports. While just about every few months, some kind of preventable catastrophic infrastructure event happens in America.
Infrastructure matters. It matters, in big ways and in small, to our country, our economy, our quality of life, our safety, and our communities. Roads, bridges, rails, ports, airports, pipes, the power grid, broadband… infrastructure matters to companies that manufacture and ship goods. It matters to our daily commutes and our summer vacations. Infrastructure determines if we can drink water straight from our taps and flush our toilets or do our laundry. It brings electricity in to our homes. Ultimately, infrastructure matters to every aspect of our daily lives.
That is why ReWa has teamed up with hundreds of other groups around the country to participate in Infrastructure Week 2016. We’re raising awareness about the need to invest in infrastructure, which is the backbone of our economy, locally and nationally.
Every year that America potentially fails to adequately invest in our infrastructure, the United States could become less competitive, our economy to grow slowly, and families and businesses could lose valuable time and money if our wastewater conveyance systems aren’t maintained adequately. ReWa strives to provide adequate infrastructure repairs, maintenance and upgrades to ensure environmental protection and efficient conveyance of wastewater in the Upstate.
Every dollar we invest in infrastructure is an investment in our neighborhoods and our community.