US states and cities face continual budget cutbacks while the federal government blows trillions of dollars on permanent war.
By the SRSrocco Report,
The United States is sitting on top of a massive amount of aging infrastructure that continues to disintegrate at an alarming rate. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, the U.S. suffers from 240,000 water main breaks a year. That’s roughly 700 water main breaks each day.
Some of these water main breaks can be quite large. Here is a picture of water main break that took place on Howard Street in Baltimore.
Furthermore, according to the the Water Main Break Clock, it costs approximately $3 billion a year just to repair the water main breaks in North America (USA & Canada). In addition, a congressional study estimated that water pipe corrosion in the United States costs $50.7 billion annually. Since 2000, the total U.S. water paper corrosion cost is a staggering $674 billion.
To replace all the water pipes in the…
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