Drinking water was the center of attention in 2016. There is good reason to believe
the sector should expect reinvestment in water infrastructure, and ensuring that the
public has safe drinking water will continue to be highlighted for the foreseeable
future. US federal policy development is not a rapid process, which can be frustrating
for some, but the current system provides for more substantiated decisions. It also
gives local communities time to learn and make decisions to try to balance multiple
demands over longer time frames.