Underground Construction has an article on the results of a study concerning the current state our water systems.  The results are bad news for those that live in areas that are prone to water main breaks (like Philadelphia) and potential good news to the contractors that will be required to perform the work to fix, maintain, and upgrade these system.  Here are some statistics that I found interesting:

“The average age of the failing water mains is 47 years old and 22 percent of all water mains are over 50 years old. The study also found that 8 percent of all installed water mains are beyond their useful life and the use of trenchless technologies will continue to increase with directional drilling as the most widely accepted technology with a higher satisfaction rating and 74 percent of utilities are considering it in the near future.”

These statistics one again prove that infrastructure will be a growth area for contractors for the considerable future.

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