failing infrastructure

May 17, 2017

One in Four Americans are Drinking Untested or Contaminated Water

This month, the NRDC issued a report claiming one in four Americans are drinking water that comes from untested or contaminated systems. The report also identifies 12 states which NRDC claims had the most offenses.  Overall, the report confirms what we already know.  That we have a long way to go before fixing our nation’s […]
May 17, 2017

Business Roundtable Calls Nation's Water Infrastructure Needs Urgent

The Business Roundtable releases a new report this week titled “Back in Business: A Blueprint for Renewing America’s Infrastructure.”  Here is what the report has to say about rebuilding our nation’s water infrastructure: DRINKING AND WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE Well-maintained drinking and wastewater infrastructure systems are necessary for creating healthy and economically vibrant communities. They provide families […]
February 10, 2017

Failing Water Infrastructure Driving Innovation in Water Financing?

The Brookings’ Metropolitan Policy Program recently released their study findings that evaluated “the current context for local water infrastructure investment in the United States, with a particular focus on large drinking water utilities”. Not surprisingly, many if not most U.S. cities are saddled with significant debt and not able to increase their funding of failing water pipe replacement and new […]
September 6, 2016

The Compliance Dilemma of Failing Public Water Systems

Encouraging Greater Compliance Requires a Change in the Status Quo Reprinted from Journal AWWA, September 2016, Law & Water Opinion Author:  Brent Fewell In the March 2016 issue of Journal AWWA, I wrote “The Failure of Cooperative Federalism in Flint, Michigan,” a Law & Water column that reflected on the important role of the US […]