The USA needs to spend big to keep their water safe!

21 June 2013

The US Dept of Drinking Water Safety has announced that they need to find $384 Billion in order to maintain the provision of safe drinking water!

The 2011 Needs Assessment found that the total national need is $384.2 billion (Table 1). This estimate represents the needs of the approximately 52,000 community water systems and 21,400 not-for-profit non-community water systems that are eligible to receive DWSRF program assistance. These systems are found in all 50 States, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia; in the Virgin Island and Pacific Island territories; and on American Indian lands and in Alaska Native Villages.

This rounds off to around $1300 per consumer!

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