The headline from a recent Wall Street Journal article read “Seven States Running Out Of Water.” It took a moment for the significance of that statement to sink in. How could an entire state be running out of water, the essence of life?
CASE Construction Equipment brought the Dire States tour to Washington D.C. for Infrastructure Week 2014, a series of events designed to “explore emerging solutions, innovative approaches and best practices being developed nationwide to modernize aging infrastructure.”
Protecting the nation’s buried utility infrastructure is a continuing challenge for utility providers and the contractors that maintain and install the new pipes and cables needed to keep pace with growing demands of business and residential users.
What’s one of the biggest barriers to maintaining the nation’s water infrastructure? Adequate funding, of course – many municipalities struggle to find enough resources to support their maintenance projects. But there’s another obstacle and it’s related to asbestos.