Since 1980 the United States pipe network for water transportation has aged considerably, with a predicted 50% percentage reduction of pipes previously identified as being in excellent condition. In 1980, 68% of US pipes were in excellent condition while only 32% are expected to be in the same condition by 2020. Even more alarming, the number of pipes in poor, very poor, or life elapsed condition will swell from 10% to 45% over the same period
Booz Allen Hamilton predicts the required infrastructure spend will hit $22.6 Trillion US dollars globally from 2005 to 2030 as the world’s water infrastructure fails.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency and Booz Allen Hamilton