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  • Michael Carlowicz


After conducting a survey of the state of the 55,000 water systems in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency has found that communities need $12.1 billion in immediate funding to protect the nation's drinking water supplies and to meet minimum health-based standards. Required by the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act to assess the needed capital improvements to drinking-water supplies, EPA also estimated that $138.4 billion will be needed over the next 20 years to replace or upgrade the nation's eroding water infrastructure.