Investing in the Community

More Efficient Systems

Sanitary sewer systems have one main job: moving wastewater from your home or business to a treatment plant.  Over time, sewer lines decay or become damaged, needing cleaning, repair, or replacement.  Creating more efficient systems by concentrating on preventative measures today benefits YOU.  Clean sewer lines and pipes offer long-lasting advantages that every home/business owner can appreciate including eliminating clogs, saving costs on water bills, and avoiding flooding to name a few. Taking care of much needed infrastructure improvement projects and related maintenance issues helps save you costs on the front end resulting in substantial savings.

To learn more, visit MetroConnects Infrastructure Authority Grant and Protecting the Environment.

Socio-Economic Impacts

Our economy depends on clean water.  Manufacturing, farming, tourism, recreation, energy production, and other economic sectors need clean water to function and flourish.  Wastewater, often seen as a burden to be disposed of, is increasingly being seen as a valuable resource from which clean water, energy, nutrients, and other resources can be recovered and pay dividends for people, the environment, and economies in the short and long term.  Economic benefits through reuse in different sectors include using byproducts for agriculture and energy generation, with other revenues generated from these processes helping to cover utility operational and maintenance costs.

Additionally, with local and federal spending on water infrastructure projected to grow, the Clean Water Forward initiative is also helping to support the local “green” economy by providing well-paying jobs and rewarding careers.