In the USA, drinking water is delivered via a water infrastructure of approximately 1 million miles of pipes across the country. Many of those pipes were installed in the early to mid‐20th century, with a lifespan of 75 to 100 years. Today, this aging pipe infrastructure is rapidly deteriorating, resulting in approximately 250,000 water main breaks every year. Decaying pipes also suffer from corrosion and can start leaching lead from soldered joints, creating water quality issues. To address these pipe network problems, several states have recently voted on new laws requiring water utilities to implement a water system asset management plan that includes a detailed water main renewal program.
Repairing or replacing aging underground water infrastructure requires significant investment and can be a daunting task, especially for smaller systems. USG pipe rehabilitation services help utilities optimize budgets while improving the sustainability of their water distribution systems.