Wed, Apr 06|
Breakfast Briefing – Water, Equity and Infrastructure Funding in PA
RSVP here: https://www.mobilize.us/representpa/event/449642/
Time & Location
Apr 06, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM EDT
About the Event
Pennsylvania is one of the worst states in terms of drinking water quality in the country. And the reasons include necessary culture change, investment and improvement in infrastructure, and enforcement of laws.
In addition, PA’s water systems need to be more equitable. Most people pay water bills, but according to a report focused on the Pittsburgh area, Black and Brown residents as well as lower income communities in Pittsburgh have been less likely to benefit from investments in infrastructure to improve water quality.
Learn more about this on April 6 at 8:30 AM, when Represent PA will be joined by Ellen Kohler, Director of Applied Research and Programs at The Water Center at Penn, and Rep. Danielle Friel Otten (HD-155, Chester County), member of the House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee.
Our guests will discuss Pennsylvania’s inequitable access to safe drinking water, as well as the changes we need to see in the state Legislature to improve and fairly fund water infrastructure across the Commonwealth.
“How can a city provide clean, affordable drinking water to all residents while making sure that the environmental burdens of abundant rainfall don’t unfairly weigh on some communities?”
Our guest speakers will discuss the issues surrounding Pennsylvania’s inequitable access to safe drinking water, as well as the changes we need to see in the state Legislature in order to improve and fairly fund water infrastructure across the Commonwealth.
This Breakfast Briefing will be moderated by Christine Jacobs, Executive Director of Represent PA. Consider inviting your friends and neighbors to listen in and learn about water, equity and infrastructure funding in Pennsylvania, and how to join Represent PA in support of a more reflective democracy.