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There is an urgent global need for sustained investment to improve wastewater management and infrastructure
Water supply, drinking water, sewage and storm water
Reliable and sustainable water and wastewater infrastructure is essential for communities to thrive, however, much of the water infrastructure in the world is aging and has lacked the funding to be properly managed. Recently, proposed U.S. government policies aim to increase funding for infrastructure, which could give water utilities an opportunity to bring their services up to date. Wastewater treatment globally is a resource whose effective management is essential for the future of water security.
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Current status and future state
Clean and sustainable drinking water, efficient sewage infrastructure and water treatment, as well as effective stormwater systems are critical components to the health of a community. However, much of America’s water infrastructure is aging and in great need of a facelift. In fact, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently gave drinking water infrastructure a C-, stormwater a D, and wastewater a D+. There has also been a 27% increase in water main breakage in the last six years.
Several proposed policies seek to bolster federal funding for the water and wastewater sector in the U.S. A vast majority of these policies funnel more money into water infrastructure programs that already exist. The EPA has updated their Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) which now requires “more proactive planning in communities with lead service lines” and places an emphasis on identifying and replacing lead lines. The revisions also focus on strengthening treatment requirements for communities, increasing sampling, protecting children in schools, and increasing community transparency (all in relation to lead piping).
The Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021, which passed with bipartisan support in the senate, would authorize $35 billion of funding into current and future federal programs to upgrade sewer and stormwater systems and eliminate lead in drinking water. In addition to that, the US Infrastructure Bill proposes $55 billion goes to water infrastructure programs and projects that “upgrade and modernize America’s drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater systems, tackle new contaminants and support clean water infrastructure.”
27% increase in water main breakage
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While funding is one piece of the puzzle, it’s not the only driver to successful infrastructure revitalization. Utility organizations also need effective solutions to track data, prioritize work, and visualize project status.
Before water and wastewater assets are installed and operational, permitting and planning workflows can have a direct impact on the performance of those assets. Trimble offers scalable, integrated solutions across the entire asset lifecycle - connecting data from the application, design, and review process to maintenance and replacement programs.
Trimble offers end-to-end solutions that help water and wastewater utilities create more resilient, sustainable, and safe communities. Our extensive line of products offers real-time monitoring and management solutions that track water infrastructure by utilizing the latest technologies, such as location intelligence and IoT. We are the only solution provider on the market who can support your organization at every step in your workflow, helping you foster more effective asset management of water infrastructure.