Sunday September 27, 2015

Failing Infrastructure Endangers Drinking Water Systems Across US

This article suggests that our continued supply of clean, cheap drinking water is at stake. Aside from high maintenance costs, there is also the issue of failing systems going unnoticed until problems arise.

After decades of keeping water rates low and deferring maintenance, scores of drinking water systems built around the time of World War II and earlier are in need of replacement. The costs to rebuild will be staggering. The costs of inaction are already piling up. The challenge is deepened by drought conditions in some regions and government mandates to remove more contaminants.

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