The Current State Of Water Infrastructure Funding

Law360, New York (July 13, 2017, 1:54 PM EDT) -- Water utilities are vital to our nation’s health and economy, serving 86 percent of the population and providing about 50 percent of the freshwater utilized by commercial and industrial businesses. Essentially every sector of the economy depends on water systems, many of which have been functioning for a century or more. Accordingly, maintaining water and wastewater infrastructure requires substantial continuing capital investment.

Almost a decade ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimated the needed investment in our domestic water and wastewater infrastructure at approximately $105 billion;...
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