Issues by the Numbers, March 201622 March 2016
The tendency to leave older infrastructure alone may be a luxury we can no longer afford when it comes to one of the United States’ most important resources of all: water.
The aging water infrastructure Out of sight, out of mind?
Water pipes in most US cities are more than 50 years old, and some even double that age—leading to major health concerns and enormous costs from main breaks. Tanya Ott spoke with Patricia Buckley about the water infrastructure’s “hidden crisis,” and from where the money to prevent it will come.