Thursday, September 15, 2011

USA Loses 16% Of Drinking Water Daily

America's water system has a huge cumulative leak. An incredible 16% of all water never makes it from the water plant to the tap. Some cities have leaks amounting to 40% of total water.

Leaks mean that 7 billion gallons of drinking water is lost every day. But consumers pay for the water that never makes it to them, and so does the environment

America's roads, bridges, and water lines all add up to crumbling national infrastructure.

We are not investing enough to have a world class infrastructure and right now is the perfect time to do so with interest rates at rock bottom levels and consumer demand weak.


  1. Have you seen the movie Blue Gold yet John?? I highly recommend!! WOW!

  2. I have not. Thank you for the recommendation.

  3. John,
    Do you know of any studies or reports that discuss this issue? Very interested in the topic and would love to read more. Thanks.

  4. I got the data from American Water Company which made a presentation at a Deloitte conference. Check out the American Society of Civil Enginneers. It has good data on infrastructure.