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California’s Aging Infrastructure

Let’s talk about California’s aging infrastructure. Roads, bridges, schools, water and sewer systems, dams, railways, and energy systems are categories of infrastructure that directly affect our ability to livework and play in California. Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases their official Infrastructure Report Card. While California scored better than the United States as a whole, there is obvious room for improvement:

Drinking Water: C

Stormwater: D+

Wastewater: C+

Here are some interesting stats when it comes to California’s infrastructure needs:

  • California wastewater systems serve a population of 40 million in over 13 million homes and treat 4 billion gallons of sewage per day while protecting surface waters, the coastline and public health.
  • The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power reports that approximately 28% of the city’s 6,780 mainline pipes were installed before 1938.
  • In Los Angeles County, the cost of achieving water quality objectives is estimated at about $20 billion over the next 20 years.

Concerned that your home or business is facing aging infrastructure? Contact the team at A-1 Total Service Plumbing today.

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