Water and wastewater systems across the country require an additional estimated $105 billion over the next decade to be brought into a state of good repair, experts say – and local and state governments will have to pay that hefty sum. Route Fifty quotes Gregory DiLoreto, past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers:
“Most of these costs are going to be borne by local government and state government,” said DiLoreto, also the former chief executive of the Tualatin Valley Water District in Oregon. “At the end of the day, it is the users of the system that pay for it,” he added. “There is nobody outside that’s going to pay for this and not expect to be paid back.”
Route Fifty’s article elaborates.