Lead pipes, aging mains plague communities

Executive Summary

The type of lead pipe that played a central role in the Flint, Mich. water contamination crisis is prevalent in many U.S. communities. Water systems are also plagued by aging, leaky mains and significant funding limits. A key takeaway:

  • The cost of dealing with the United States’ water infrastructure problems will run to $1 trillion over the next quarter century, an industry group projects.

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DOI: 10.1177/237455680305.n5