A Drop in the Bucket

The proposed Federal Budget issued recently includes a provision for roughly $300 million for desalination technology and better water use monitoring.

While these efforts are important and their inclusion in the budget admirable, this is too little to have a practical impact on the US’s water infrastructure need.

Anyone involved in the clean and waste water business recognizes this as window dressing.

Perhaps it will take more than just poisoning the people of Flint Michigan to focus attention on the US’s glaring need for water infrastructure.

Click here for a good summary from the magazine “Fast Company” of the goals of the budget section on water.