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Challenges facing the water, wastewater, and stormwater industry in the U.S. 2020

Aging water and wastewater infrastructure in the United States was by far the most important challenge facing stakeholders in this industry in 2020. Hundreds of billions of dollars are needed to improve and maintain the countries water infrastructure.

The U.S. is in the midst of a water crisis, with safe drinking water no longer a guarantee. Furthermore, rising water bills across the country mean millions of American can no longer afford water.

Most important challenges of the water, wastewater and stormwater industry in the United States as of 2020

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Release date

June 2020


United States

Survey time period

March 3 to March 30, 2020

Number of respondents

279 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Qualified utility, municipal, commercial and community stakeholders

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "From your perspective, what are the most challenging issues facing the water, wastewater, and stormwater industry? (select up to three)"

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