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American Water Works Association Dawn of the Replacement Era: Reinvesting in Drinking Water Infrastructure (June 2001).

American Society of Civil Engineers Report Card on Infrastructure (February 2001).

EPA Drinking Water Needs Survey - Report to Congress (February 2001).

Commentary on why EPA's methodology leads to low estimates.

 

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"New solutions are needed to what amounts to nearly a trillion dollars in critical water and waste water investments over the next two decades. Not meeting the investment needs of the next 20 years risks reversing the public health, environmental, and economic gains of the last three decades."


This groundbreaking report, issued by the Water Infrastructure Network in April 2000, first called attention to the unprecedented funding gap faced by America's water and wastewater systems in meeting infrastructure needs. The report details an estimated funding gap of $23 billion a year between current investments in infrastructure and the investments that will be needed over the next 20 years to replace aging and failing pipes and meet mandates of the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act.

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