A National Water Crisis

Source: Henry Cisneros, U.S. News and World Report, June 29, 2016

Fixing the water infrastructure is one of the greatest challenges of our time. ….

….As Flint has taught us, neglecting our water infrastructure can present real and immediate danger. According to the American Water Works Association, there are 6 million lead lines in American water systems today. Approximately 7 percent of homes connected to community water systems have a lead service line and up to 22 million Americans are served by lead lines.

There are three broad questions that ought to be addressed:
– What is the extent of the danger associated with water systems in terms of linear miles?
– What is the cost of fixing them to ameliorate the immediate danger?
– What are the options for solutions?….