Drinking Water In The Twentieth Century

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There are over one million drinking water pipes laid throughout the US. These pipes last around 75 to 100m years, and most were put in, in the twentieth century. On average, Americans use up 42 billion gallons of water everyday. 80 percent of the water that is used comes from sources that are above the ground, while the rest comes from underground. According to the American Water Works Association, “an estimated $1 trillion is necessary to maintain and expand service to meet demands over the next 25 years.” This is not only a big wake up call, but it could end up being a crisis. According to the 2017 Infrastructure report card, “While water consumption is down, there are still an estimated 240,000 water main breaks per year in the United
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