- 70 percent of New Yorkers believe the U.S. water infrastructure system needs major reform or a complete overhaul.
- 63 percent of New Yorkers are willing to pay an average of $8.30 more per month to finance water infrastructure upgrades.
- This would mean approximately $188 million more per year for the city’s water infrastructure.
- Nearly all New Yorkers, 91 percent, are concerned about our nation’s water infrastructure.
- More than three-quarters of New Yorkers, 77 percent, would demand policymakers take action to address this issue, compared with 57 percent nationally.
A majority of New Yorkers, 82 percent, believe upgrading water and wastewater systems should be the main infrastructure focus for the city; two-thirds are willing to pay higher rates to see this happen. These findings were part of the 2012 Value of Water Index, a national survey on Americans’ perceptions of water , and were released today by Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company. More: