June 22-26, 2001

 
 
ADOPTED RESOLUTIONS: ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

RESOLUTION ON CAPITAL COST SAVINGS AND COMPETITION IN WATER AND WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS

WHEREAS, the projected costs for capital improvement and projects in water and wastewater infrastructure are estimated to be $1 trillion or more over the next 20 years in order to comply with requirements of the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act; and

WHEREAS, the Urban Water Council has for the last six years identified the capital cost savings that can be achieved through public-private partnerships, and by introducing competition in the design and construction of water infrastructure; and

WHEREAS, reduced capital costs in water and wastewater infrastructure is advantageous for our citizens who are water and sewer rate-payers; and

WHEREAS, reduced capital costs in water and wastewater infrastructure is advantageous for municipal government,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that The U.S. Conference of Mayors hereby encourages the introduction of competition in the design and construction of capital improvements and projects in water and wastewater infrastructure necessary to achieve compliance with federal and state Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water laws and regulations.