Across the U.S., there is a one trillion dollar funding gap in water infrastructure to keep up with anticipated population growth.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen the effects of poor water infrastructure management exacerbated, leading to $14 billion in annual financial impacts to the nation’s drinking water systems.
Three overarching challenges prevent a strong water infrastructure pipeline in the U.S. water sector, particularly in small and mid-sized communities:
water mains break per day in the U.S.
gallons of drinking water per day are wasted due to broken infrastructure
Americans are exposed to unsafe drinking water
of U.S. waters do not meet water quality standards
billion per year in lost water and wasted energy