Yes, it is. This from Governing Magazine in an excellent introspective written by Neil Howe: The consequences of this quantitative population shift are dramatic and sweeping. First and foremost, of course, health-care consumption will skyrocket, along with massive spending increases in federal entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare. As retirement-age boomers begin to move [...]
The latest report on infrastructure funding needs in America is on the streets from the American Water Works Association. Download the report here or from the AWWA website to read it all. Here is a summary of the findings as republished from the AWWA press release.
According to the EPA’s survey conducted in 2007, the national needs are over $300 billion. The amounts vary by state, generally correlated with population. The PDF file below is an excerpt from the full report provided to Congress.
A new report issued by the Johnson Foundation called Financing Sustainable Water Infrastructure concludes that the financial health of our water systems is directly linked to their long-term sustainability.
Frequent readers of our blog will know that we often discuss the gap that exists between the need for capital investment in the water/wastewater sector, and the availability of both the necessary capital as well as the ability to repay debt. Indeed, our most recent blog post, Water Rate Affordability (Dec. 26, 2011), presents a [...]