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America's GPA: D+
Estimated Investment Needed by 2020:
$3.6 Trillion

Drinking Water  D

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Water & Environment

Transportation

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Public Facilities

Energy

At the dawn of the 21st century, much of our drinking water infrastructure is nearing the end of its useful life. There are an estimated 240,000 water main breaks per year in the United States. Assuming every pipe would need to be replaced, the cost over the coming decades could reach more than $1 trillion, according to the American Water Works Association (AWWA). The quality of drinking water in the United States remains universally high, however. Even though pipes and mains are frequently more than 100 years old and in need of replacement, outbreaks of disease attributable to drinking water are rare.

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President-Elect’s Infrastructure Plan Gets Media Attention

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Infrastructure in the News: Over the River and Through the Skies, to Grandmother’s House We Go

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Infrastructure Gets a Win on Election Night

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Head to the Polls and Elect to Fund Infrastructure

This election season ASCE has been monitoring state and local ballot measures across at least five states.  The issues covered include everything from general infrastructure

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