Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey
Releases Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey: Report to Congress:
latest drinking water infrastructure needs survey estimates that public
water systems will need to invest $150.9 billion over a 20-year period
to ensure that residents across the country continue to receive safe drinking
water. The investments in infrastructure identified in the survey are needed to support
projects that protect public health, in compliance with the Safe Drinking
Water Act (SDWA).
and medium-sized drinking water systems will need to make the largest investments in infrastructure; however,
small systems face higher infrastructure costs on a per-household basis.
The results of the new survey support the findings of the 1995
survey, by documenting the ongoing need to install, upgrade, and replace
the infrastructure on which
the public relies for safe drinking water.
will use these results to allocate money to states and tribes for infrastructure
improvements through EPA's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.
For more information on the Needs Survey, visit www.epa.gov/safewater/needs.html