EPA Releases Updated Drinking Water Needs Assessment to Congress

April 6, 2009
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publicly released its fourth Drinking Water needs assessment on March 26. The survey identified $334.8 billion in needs for the 20-year period from January 2007 through December 2026.  With $200.8 billion in need over the next 20 years, transmission and distribution projects represent the largest category of need. The other categories, in descending order of need are: treatment, storage, source and "other."  To obtain a full copy of the report please visit For more information, contact Perry Fowler at (703)837-5321 or
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