Aging water systems in the United States are in line for significant upgrades. The $1 trillion infrastructure bill passed in fall 2021 allocates $55 billion to water initiatives over the next five years. The funding will address dire needs in some communities, where network pipes are approaching age 50 and where some cast-iron pipes were installed more than a century ago.

Pipe dreams no more
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To read the article, see “The US Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Reinvesting in water,” February 17, 2022.