Clean Water is Good for Business – Mississippi River Basin

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We Believe:

  • Clean water is a priority in the Mississippi River Basin and across the country. We as a society need to place more emphasis on the importance of clean water to our economy, our environment, and our quality of life.
  • All water resources—including upstream sources like streams, wetlands, and other water bodies—must be protected, as all are essential to the functioning natural system. Successful protection will require a collaborative, regional approach while managing and treating water locally to maintain the local water balance, recharge aquifers, reduce water consumption, and reduce waste loads to the surrounding environment.
  • Public and private spending to improve protections for the Mississippi River Basin is an economic necessity.
  • Investment in clean, smart water technology and other market-based solutions are key tools to protect the Mississippi River Basin hile simultaneously creating jobs and strengthening our economy.
  • Protecting, managing and restoring land in the Mississippi River Basin is crucial to a healthy watershed.
  • Water quality data should be collected freely and shared easily between municipal, state, and federal government agencies, private entities, and the public.