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Investing In Our Communities

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) estimates that approximately $277 billion of capital spending will be needed between 2003 and 2022 to replace aging water infrastructure and comply with stricter water quality standards, and the USEPA estimates that approximately $388 billion will be needed between 2000 and 2019 to replace aging wastewater infrastructure. We intend to invest capital prudently to enable us to continue to provide essential services to our regulated water and wastewater utility customers. Investing in our infrastructure is critical to our mission of serving our customers high-quality water and wastewater services.

We have a strong, ongoing commitment to investing in infrastructure and keeping it updated. We are committed to delivering excellent services, that our customers depend upon, at an exceptional value. Tap water costs about a penny a gallon - a remarkable value compared to any other utilities today. With few exceptions, water service remains the lowest utility bill that a household will pay.

Additional Resources

American Society of Civil Engineers Report Card for America's Infrastructure 

Full Report Card

Drinking Water and Wastewater Sections (pdf)

White Papers

Challenges In The Water Industry: Fragmented Water Systems

Challenges In The Water Industry: Infrastructure And Its Role In Water Supply