Tuesday, October 16, 2007

American Water Works Association Releases State of the Industry Report

In the October issue of Journal AWWA, the American Water Works Association published its annual State of the Industry Report. One of the major issues identified . America’s drinking water infrastructure is aging and much of it is need of replacement, major repair or upgrades. The report anticipates and 19 percent increase in capital spending in the next year. About 39 percent of capital spending will be for replacement. The replacement and upgrade of drinking water infrastructure is a very expensive undertaking and the industry is concerned about how it will pay for it.

For more on the report and challenges it identifies, see this post at Infra Consulting LC.