Clean Water

Overview

Clean Water

ASBC in partnership with Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) is to bringing together a broad variety of business voices to advocate for reduced nutrient pollution, better water infrastructure, and policies that make businesses more resilient to floods and droughts. In the end, we hope our work shifts the dialogue on water issues so that there is a greater balance of business perspectives, including the economic reasons for sensible clean water regulations. To join our efforts, endorse the Clean Water is Good For Business principles below.

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Protect the Waters of the U.S.

Urge the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw their anti-clean-water proposal today. Our businesses depend on it. We’ll keep you informed with next steps on how we can win. American business relies on clean water. If you end protections for streams and wetlands, you put the businesses that depend on water at risk. And yet, the Trump Administration’s proposal to replace the Waters of the U.S. rule would do exactly that.

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Clean Water is Good for Business – Mississippi River Basin

The Mississippi River Basin is a valuable ecological and economic resource that supplies drinking water to 50 cities and five percent of the total U.S. population. The river drains an area of about 1.2 million square miles, including all or parts of 32 states and two Canadian provinces, about 40% of the continental United States. Agriculture in the basin makes up more than 90 percent of U.S. exports. And the Upper Mississippi River alone is responsible for $584 billion annually in economic activity and over 1.86 million jobs.

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Clean Water is Good for Business – Delaware River Watershed

The Delaware River Basin is a valuable ecological and economic resource that supplies drinking water to five percent of the population of the United States. The Delaware basin contributes over $22 billion in annual economic activity supports 600,000 direct/ indirect jobs with $10 billion in wages in the coastal, farm, ecotourism, water/wastewater, ports and recreation industries. Yet, water runoff and other contamination problems continue to threaten the Delaware River Watershed.

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Clean Water is Good for Business Principles

ASBC in partnership with Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) is to bringing together a broad variety of business voices to advocate for reduced nutrient pollution, better water infrastructure, and policies that make businesses more resilient to floods and droughts. In the end, we hope our work shifts the dialogue on water issues so that there is a greater balance of business perspectives, including the economic reasons for sensible clean water regulations.