A majority of the one million pipes that deliver tap water to American families were installed during the early part of the 20th century, most carrying life spans of 75 to 100 years. These structures have outlived their shelf lives and fail often, as they did in Flint, Michigan, says the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Technological innovation must play a leading role in "futureproofing" the nation's water systems and protecting the public. A handful of pioneering cities have offered up the blueprint for executing this work. For example, some have successfully swapped all lead-based service lines for copper models.
In this white paper, learn more about why our aging water systems need attention from our cities and engineers now and discover 3 key rehabilitation methods.