Water infrastructure projects are happening all around us. The term “water infrastructure” includes pipes, dams, pumps, reservoirs, treatment plants, aqueducts, storage, recycling facilities and more. Unlike fixing a pothole or building a bridge, much of our water infrastructure projects are underground or otherwise out of sight. However, the impacts of water infrastructure are more tangible and fundamental to our everyday lives than the roads we drive. It is because of these projects that we have food to eat, an inhabitable environment and access to a reliable stream of clean drinking water at the turn of a tap.
Though water infrastructure may be out of sight, it is not out of mind: 90% of Californians agree that investments in water infrastructure are vital to the overall health and wellbeing of our communities.