The Disintegration of U.S. Infrastructure: Quarter Million Water Main Breaks a Year

by Steve St. Angelo
SRSRocco Report

The United States is sitting on top of a massive amount of aging infrastructure that continues to disintegrate at an alarming rate. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, the U.S. suffers from 240,000 water main breaks a year.

That’s roughly 700 water main breaks each day.

Some of these water main breaks can be quite large. Here is a picture of water main break that took place on Howard Street in Baltimore.

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