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The Story of Our Water Infrastructure

Liquid Assets tells the story of essential infrastructure systems: water, wastewater, and stormwater. These systems — some in the ground for more than 100 years — provide a critical public health function and are essential for economic development and growth.

Largely out of sight and out of mind, these aging systems have not been maintained, and some estimates suggest this is the single largest public works endeavor in our nation's history.

Select Impacts

  • Broadcast
    The documentary has been telecast over 1800 times nationwide on 717 public television stations that reach 177 markets covering 96% of the U.S. population.
  • DVD Distribution
    Over 20,000 copies of the DVD were distributed for use in local community meetings and discussions.
  • Government Awareness
    545 DVDs were distributed by the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment to members of Congress and President Barack Obama's Transition Team.
  • Local Community Outreach
    Partners, public television stations, and hundreds of communities nationwide have hosted public screenings and events.
  • Journalism Award
    Awarded the 2008 American Association of Engineering Societies Engineering Journalism Award. Previous winners have included Fortune Magazine, Chicago Tribune, and the Washington Post.

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