Intense Heat Waves, Flooding Batter Electricity & Water Systems

With the heat wave in California and the water crisis in Jackson, Miss., infrastructure maintenance is of utmost importance.

According to Manufacturing Business Technology, the consequences of inadequate maintenance are compounded by climate change, which is accelerating infrastructure failure with increased flooding, extreme heat and growing storm intensity.

Much of the world’s infrastructure was designed for an environment that no longer exists. The historic precipitation levels, temperature profiles, extreme weather events and storm surge levels those systems were designed and built to handle are now exceeded on a regular basis.

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