The Coming Infrastructure Tidal Wave: Plan or React
Tim Neumann, Executive Director of the MRWA, Sam Wade retired CEO of the NRWA, and Mark Slater of ServLine discuss the many issues the water and wastewater industry will face over the next 20 years including: environmental, growing population, rural vs. urban, agriculture, water shortages, financial constraints, etc. One problem that impacts all aspects of the industry including the above issues is the aging infrastructure, and the numbers demonstrate this problem. Water utilities average 240,000 water main breaks per year wasting over 2 trillion gallons per year. Residents lose another 1.3 trillion gallons due to leaks. To watch the discussion, click here.