Water Infrastructure: The Unseen Crisis

When most of us think of infrastructure, we probably think of bridges, roads, trains and fiber optic cable–the visible circulatory system of a society that moves goods, services and knowledge from one point to another. But we now face new challenges brought on by unprecedented population growth that require us to rethink how we define and address the issue of global infrastructure.

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Water companies support proposed water infrastructure bill

The Washington-based National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is supporting passage of Senate Bill 3262, the Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act of 2010 (SWIIA), which was introduced in late April. The bill would remove state volume caps on private activity bonds (PABs) for water and wastewater projects, according to NAWC.

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Water Industry Infrastructure: A Ticking Time Bomb Across the United States

By the time you’ve finished reading this article, another three water pipes will have burst somewhere in the United States.

Breaking at a rate of just over one per minute, it equates to about 540,000 bursts per year across America’s 1.8 million miles of water distribution lines.

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