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Water Infrastructure: Information on Federal and State Financial Assistance
GAO-02-134: Published: Nov 30, 2001. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 2002.
U.S. drinking water and wastewater systems encompass thousands of treatment and collection facilities and more than a million miles of pipes and conduits. The estimated cost to repair, replace, or upgrade aging facilities; accommodate the nation's growing population; and meet new water quality standards ranges from $300 billion to $1 trillion over the next 20 years. Although user rates are the maj...