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AGC Sponsors Liquid Assets Debut in Washington, D.C.

September 12, 2008
Chairwoman Johnson (D-TX) and Art Daniel (AR Daniel Construction Services Inc., Cedar Hill, TX), Vice-Chairman of AGC Municipal &Utilities Division.

Photo: Chairwoman Johnson (D-TX) and Art Daniel (AR Daniel Construction Services Inc., Cedar Hill, TX), Vice-Chairman of AGC Municipal &Utilities Division.

AGC co-sponsored the debut of Liquid Assets: The Story of Our Water Infrastructure on September 9 at Washington, D.C.'s Newseum on Capitol Hill. The documentary, produced by Penn State Public Broadcasting with support from AGC and other organizations, highlights the nation’s deteriorating water infrastructure network and our need to reinvest in this most valuable asset. The event attracted more than 250 attendees, and featured remarks by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Chairwoman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, as well as Ranking Member Congressman John Boozman (R-AR.), and Benjamin Grumbles, Assistant Administrator for Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. AGC has also distributed a Liquid Assets marketing toolkit to its Chapters, which will assist them in encouraging PBS stations to broadcast the documentary and promoting community discussions through participation in local events. AGC sponsored the Liquid Assets airing in the D.C. area on the two largest stations in the Washington D.C. area, Howard University Television WHUT ( Washington, D.C.) on October 5 and 8, and on WETA ( Arlington, VA.) on October 5. For more information contact Perry L. Fowler at fowlerp@agc.org or (703) 837-5321.
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