Infrastructure Week highlights need to replace nation’s aging water pipes

One of the most pressing issues facing our country is the need to upgrade the nation’s water infrastructure. Much of our drinking water infrastructure, the more than 1 million miles of pipes beneath our streets, is approaching the age at which it needs to be replaced. The American Water Works Association estimates that restoring existing water systems as they reach the end of their useful lives and expanding them to serve a growing population will cost at least $1 trillion over the next 25 years, if we are to maintain current levels of water service.

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Source: The Morning Call

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