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America’s Water System Needs to Move Past Band-Aids

Matt Ball on June 20, 2013 - in Maintenance, Water

America’s water system—its treatment plants and pipes—is in need of very serious repair if the country is to have safe drinking water, experts say. And it won’t come cheap.

“This is serious, and if it’s not fixed, we could see a breakout of diseases from unsafe water,” said Shafiqul Islam, a professor and director of the Water Diplomacy Initiative at Tufts University.

“Every two minutes there’s a water pipe breaking in the U.S.,” he said. “We’ve been putting band aids on this, but we can’t do that anymore.”

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