Aging US water infrastructure needs repair

  • 04.12.2022
  • FOX

On last year’s America’s Report Card on Infrastructure, The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the United States a "C-" in drinking water and a "D+" in wastewater systems. DiLoreto says that was due to poor maintenance.

"Asset management programs are computerized programs that allow them to predict when water main breaks will occur, so they can start making repairs sooner than waiting for the replacement," DiLoreto said.

The American Rescue Plan Act allows states to use funds for water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure projects. According to the National Association of Counties, about 200 counties with outdated water systems have announced that they will be using these funds for pipe repairs or system replacemen