Drinking Water Resources

Some 13.8 million U.S. households (almost 12%) face unaffordable water bills while water utilities struggle to fund maintenance or replacement of aging pipes. We expand the network’s understanding of the causes and circumstances of today’s crisis, develop and disseminate new tools, and help identify a common rural and urban agenda that unifies and focuses our collective actions.

Here you’ll find a collection of go-to resources on drinking water curated by River Network staff and broken down into subcategories.

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The Basics

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Water Infrastructure


Federal Infrastructure Funding

State Revolving Funds

Drinking Water & COVID-19

Resource Materials