Despite their strong public support over the past two centuries, water
systems in the U.S. are now at a moment of critical need. Many
systems have century old lead and cast iron pipes that need to be
replaced to ensure that Americans have access to safe public drinking
water in our homes, schools, and businesses. Demand for water
is only increasing alongside population growth.

Overall, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that updating
and maintaining the country’s water infrastructure needs will take
about $655 billion over the next 20 years

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