Water/ Waste Water Infrastructure

Infrastructure associated with water and wastewater handling and treatment is a vital component of a healthy society. Plants clean waste water from households and industry so it is clean and safe to be recycled into the environment. Pipes and reservoirs transfer and hold water resources. Infrastructure systems allows brown water to be recycled for watering lawns and non-drinking purposes. A 2016 Environmental Protection Agency survey found that $271 billion of investment is needed to maintain and improve the national wastewater infrastructure. The majority of those funds are required within the next five years. Investments are needed in secondary wastewater treatment ($52.4 billion), advanced wastewater treatment ($49.6 billion), conveyance system repair ($51.2 billion), new conveyance systems ($44.5 billion), combined sewer overflow correction ($48 billion), storm water management programs ($19.2 billion) and recycle water distribution ($6.1 billion). Addressing water infrastructure concerns has become an urgent issue for many states and municipalities.

Data according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Information is current as of January 2017 and subject to change.

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