Aging infrastructure is a growing concern for homeowners in North America. After the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave the nation a D+ rating in infrastructure, many communities took note of the problems facing not only city infrastructure, but homeowners as well.
A pinhole leak in a water pipe can release thousands of gallons of clean water into the ground. In areas prone to excessive heat and droughts, water is a precious resource few can afford to waste. Additionally, a leaking sewer system can release thousands of gallons of ground pollution into the environment if left broken. In 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identified the need to address the aging infrastructure of water and wastewater service lines around the nation as a top priority. People rely on these lines daily to bring fresh water and remove waste from their homes. Their continued functionality is essential to everyday life and maintaining the health and environment of all communities.
While we can’t completely prevent failures to service lines, homeowners can protect their infrastructure with programs like Service Line Warranties of America’s warranty program.
To learn more about the ASCE infrastructure report card or how the EPA plans to address the aging infrastructure, visit the links below.
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American Society of Civil Engineers Report Card
Aging Water Infrastructure
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