Thursday, January 29, 2009

Water Efficiency Investments Deliver 2.5-2.8X Returns

Additional $2 Billion for Water Efficiency Grants Requested

From the Alliance for Water Efficiency

Water efficiency projects have tremendous potential to save water, energy and resources in our communities. Investments in drinking water systems will put tens of thousands of people to work, and create lasting benefits by strengthening public health, safety, and quality of life. A recently released AWE position paper showed that for every $1 billion invested in water efficiency projects, between 15,000 and 22,000 jobs are created, including construction, plumbing, and manufacturing jobs. Total economic output per million dollars of water efficiency investment is between $2.5 and $2.8 million, a significant multiplier effect. More...