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Bridging the Wastewater Treatment Investment Gap

By November 9, 2017 No Comments

According to the ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, there are 14,748 wastewater treatment plants in the U.S. and by 2032, more than 56 million new users will be connected to centralized wastewater treatment systems. The investment gap for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure between 2016 and 2025 is estimated to be around $105 billion. Additionally, water services receive less than 5 percent of the federal government funds when compared to the other major infrastructure categories. With the limited amount of federal funding in the wastewater industry, it is critical to have alternative financing options to install, upgrade and repair wastewater facilities. After all, wastewater treatment is critical to protect public health.

 

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