Water supply and delivery projects are the pipeline for economic opportunity

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Greg Thomas Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District While health and safety of our water supply remains our top priority, reliable water service is an enabling force for economic growth and improves the quality of life for families. According to a recent study by the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Value of Water, the United States needs to invest $109 billion per year in water infrastructure over the next 20 years to close the water infrastructure gap. Industry studies also show that every $1 million spent on water supply development and treatment projects creates 15-17 jobs. Some of those jobs are the direct result of construction, but many more stem from the ripple effect – jobs created by the demand for goods and services. The same statistics were true during
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