Billions needed for clean water

EPA estimates $384 billion needed for water-infrastructure improvements

The nation’s drinking-water infrastructure needs $384 billion in improvements to continue delivering clean water through 2030, a federal survey finds.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released results for its Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment on June 4, identifying investments needed for 73,400 national water systems over the next 20 years, according to an EPA press release. The assessment suggested allocating $247.5 billion for transmission lines, $72.5 billion for infrastructure to reduce contamination, $39.5 billion for water-storage reservoirs, and $20.5 billion for intake structures, spring collectors and wells.

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