EPA Releases Drinking Water Infrastructure Survey Results

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing the sixth Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment. The Needs Survey shows that $472.6 billion is needed to maintain and improve the nation’s drinking water infrastructure over the next 20 years.  The results of the new Drinking Water Needs Survey will form the basis for the state allocation formula for the DWSRF.

EPA’s assessment shows that improvements are primarily needed in:

  • Distribution and transmission: $312.6 billion to replace or refurbish aging or deteriorating pipelines
  • Treatment: $83 billion to construct, expand or rehabilitate infrastructure to reduce contamination
  • Storage: $47.6 billion to construct, rehabilitate or cover water storage reservoirs
  • Source: $21.8 billion to construct or rehabilitate intake structures, wells and spring collectors

For more information please visit: https://www.epa.gov/drinkingwatersrf