American Society of Civil Engineers

February 17, 2015--Water pipes would get fixed with $1 trillion infrastructure bill (Water Online)

At a time of intense budget pressure at the state and federal level, one senator is calling for a massive outlay of infrastructure dollars. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, introduced a five-year, $1 trillion infrastructure bill last month. The top Democrat on the Senate Budget Committee, Sanders called on lawmakers to stop neglecting infrastructure issues.

March 22, 2013--Dams and levees (Environmental News Network)

Dams generally serve the primary purpose of retaining water, while other structures such as floodgates or levees (also known as dikes) are used to manage or prevent water flow into specific land regions. The average age of the 84,000 dams in the US is 52 years old. The nation’s dams are aging and the number of high-hazard dams is on the rise.

March 20, 2013--US drinking water: D+! (Environmental News Network)

How safe is our drinking water? The water system especially in our older cities has been around for a long time being patched and repaired. The American Society of Civil Engineers and its members are committed to protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public, and as such, are equally committed to improving the nation’s public infrastructure.

January 16, 2013--Reports foresee trillion-dollar spending gap for U.S. infrastructure (Washington Post)

This week’s bold warning on infrastructure comes weighted with the sort of price tag that seems abstract to many taxpayers in a nation where a financial bailout costs $500 billion, a war is $113 billion a year, the annual deficit runs to $1 trillion and recent spending cuts amount to $110 billion.

February 28, 2012--$1 trillion needed to fix U.S. water systems, study says (Washington Post)

The nation’s plumbing has sprung a leak that requires a $1 trillion repair job if Americans want to keep flushing their toilets and drinking clean water in years to come, the American Water Works Association said in a report issued Monday.

February 1, 2011--Water funding might run low (Cortez Journal)

Colorado leaders are pondering how to pay for the water systems that people need in a new era of government frugality. The power shift in Congress was a hot topic at the Colorado Water Congress convention Friday.

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