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Percentage of America’s water infrastructure considered poor, very poor, or life elapsed*
∗ Susan Story, President and CEO of American Water Works
The number of water main breaks each year in the United States
∗ The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Percentage of state water managers that believe they will have some type of water supply issues over the next 10 years
∗ Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Did You Know?
The nation’s drinking water infrastructure—especially the underground pipes that deliver safe water to America’s homes and businesses— is aging and in need of significant reinvestment. Like many of the roads, bridges, and other public assets on which the country relies, most of our buried drinking water infrastructure was built 50 or more years ago, in the post-World War II era of rapid demographic change and economic growth. In some older urban areas, many water mains have been in the ground for a century or longer. Given its age, it comes as no surprise that a large proportion of US water infrastructure is approaching, or has already reached, the end of its useful life.American Water Works Association