The Time to Invest in America’s Water Infrastructure is Now

Very interesting article from The EPA Blog, Our Planet, Our Home:

https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2016/07/the-time-to-invest-in-americas-water-infrastructure-is-now

By Jim Gebhardt, CFA

Communities across the country are facing the immediate challenges of aging and inadequate drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. Most of our country’s underground water infrastructure was built 50 or more years ago, and in some older cities, water mains are a century old. The implications of deteriorating infrastructure can be felt nationwide— each year our country experiences about 240,000 water main breaks, $2.6 billion is lost as our water mains leak trillions of gallons of treated drinking water, and billions of gallons of raw sewage are discharged into local surface waters from aging sewer overflows. Read full article and comment here: https://blog.epa.gov/blog/2016/07/the-time-to-invest-in-americas-water-infrastructure-is-now