EPA's 6th Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment
EPA's 6th Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment shows $472.6 billion is needed to maintain and improve the nation’s drinking water infrastructure over the next 20 years. Review the Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment Infographic (pdf) .
EPA’s assessment shows that improvements are primarily needed in:
- Distribution and transmission: $312.6 billion to replace or refurbish aging or deteriorating pipelines
- Treatment: $83 billion to construct, expand or rehabilitate infrastructure to reduce contamination
- Storage: $47.6 billion to construct, rehabilitate or cover water storage reservoirs
- Source: $21.8 billion to construct or rehabilitate intake structures, wells and spring collectors