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RECORD NUMBER: 38 OF 175
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Drinking water infrastructure needs survey and assessment fourth report to Congress / [electronic resource] :|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, Drinking Water Protection Division,|
|Subjects||Drinking water--United States. ; Water-supply engineering--United States--Evaluation.|
|Additional Subjects||Drinking water ; Water supply ; Infrastructure needs ; United States ; Potable water ; Surveys ; Assessments ; Survey methods ; Financing ; Sampling ; Cost modeling ; Quality assurance ; Sources ; Water treatment ; Congressional reports ; Public water infrastructure ; Safety drinking water ; Investment needs ; Environmental Protection Agency ; United States.--Safe Drinking Water Act.|
|Collation|| p. : digital, PDF file, col. ill.|
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys (EPAs) fourth national assessment of public water system infrastructure needs shows a total twenty-year capital improvement need of $334.8 billion. This estimate represents infrastructure projects necessary from January 1, 2007, through December 31, 2026, for water systems to continue to provide safe drinking water to the public. The national total comprises the infrastructure investment needs of the nations approximately 52,000 community water systems and 21,400 not-for-profit noncommunity water systems, including the needs of American Indian and Alaskan Native Village water systems, and the costs associated with proposed and recently promulgated regulations. Th e findings are based on the 2007 Drinking Water Needs Survey and Assessment (DWINSA or Assessment) which relied primarily on a statistical survey of public water systems (approximately 3,250 responses).
"February 2009." "EPA 816-R-09-001."
Local water utilities must make significant investments to install, upgrade, or replace equipment in order to deliver safe drinking water and protect public health. Every four years, EPA conducts a survey of the anticipated costs of these investments and reports the results to Congress. The results are also used to help determine the amount of funding each state receives for its Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program, which funds the types of projects identified in the survey. The [fourth] report to Congress, released in 2009, is based on data collected from utilities in 2007. EPA found that the nation's 53,000 community water systems and 21,400 not-for-profit noncommunity water systems will need to invest an estimated $334.8 billion between 2007 and 2027.