Click me

Water and Wastewater

BRIDGING THE VWATER GAP ASCE INVESTING IN AMERICA'S WATER INFRASTRUCTURE WATER INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE U.S. IS AGING AND OVERBURDENED AND INVESTMENT ISN'T KEEPING UP WITH THE NEED. Unless the gap is filled, pipes will leak, water rates will rise, the cost to make these investments will go up, clean-up projects will be delayed, and waters will be polluted. $143.7 WHAT IS NEEDED BILLION GAP $84.4 BILLION GAP WHAT WE'RE SPENDING 2010 2020 2040 AS A RESULT, BY 2020: $59 $147 $416 BILLION OF INCREASED COSTS TO HOUSEHOLDS due to higher water rates. BILLION OF INCREASED COSTS TO BUSINESSES due to higher water rates. BILLION LOSS IN GDP due to increased costs and loss of worker productivity. By 2020, family budgets will be squeezed by $900 as water rates rise and personal income falls. %24 1 TREATMENT PLANTS Upgrading and replacing old plants. AN INVESTMENT OF AN ADDITIONAL $484 BILLION 2 PIPES EPA reports 60% of drinking water needs and 28% of wastewater needs are pipe-related. 51% of wastewater pipe-related needs are repairs. BETWEEN NOW AND 2020 INTO AREAS... 3 WET WEATHER MANAGEMENT EPA reports that 772 U.S. cities are working to prevent untreated sewage from entering waterways when sewer systems are overloaded. GDP • $416 BILLION IN GDP • ALMOST 700,000 JOBS • $541 BILLION IN PERSONAL INCOME • $6 BILLION IN U.S. EXPORTS • WATER QUALITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH CAN PREVENT THE EFFECTS ABOVE AND PROTECT LEARN MORE AT WWW.ASCE.ORG/FAILURETOACT

Water and Wastewater

shared by rmmojado on Jan 24
The latest report shows that our nation’s drinking water and wastewater infrastructure is aging and overburdened, and that investment is not keeping up with the need. However, a modest increase in i...




Unknown. Add a source


Did you work on this visual? Claim credit!

Get a Quote

Embed Code

For hosted site:

Click the code to copy


Click the code to copy
Customize size