Much of our water infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest is near the end of its useful life and is in need of replacement.
Moreover, dramatic increases in regional population growth necessitate more robust water infrastructure replacement to meet increased demand. According to the Washington State Department of Health, major pieces of our water networks, such as water mains, are breaking at an alarming rate. These costly breaks not only disrupt water services to communities, but also pose a significant public health threat if drinking water becomes contaminated. And overlooking or postponing infrastructure rehabilitation in the near term will only add to the chances of experiencing a public health, safety, or environmental catastrophe in the future.