Explain It To Me: Clean Water Infrastructure

There’s a lot of discussion about clean water infrastructure as the Biden administration pushes full speed ahead on its Build Back Better agenda. But what counts as water infrastructure? Is it more than just the pipes that get water into our homes?

We sat down with Megan Glover, the founder, and CEO of 120 Water, to ask her to #ExplainIt to us. In her words:

Water infrastructure is everything from source water to tap water. It’s massive. So much infrastructure bringing water from sources, to water treatment facilities and through the distribution into homes.

However, the big problem with this infrastructure is that it’s mostly underground and we don’t see it (unlike bridges or roads), causing necessary upgrades to become delayed or completely ignored.

Watch the full video where Megan answers our questions about what the biggest shortcomings are with our current water infrastructure and how we can reach the goal of ensuring clean and safe drinking water for all Americans.

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