Here is a video from CNN reporting on water infrastructure issues. I would note the human story at the beginning about the victim of water main break. One of the problems with our water/sewer infrastructure is that the consequences of failure are not often seen or felt. The frequency of failure has historically been low thanks in large part to excellent engineering standards in the US. However, as the systems age, we should expect the frequency to increase and the consequences will be more newsworthy. The consequences are usually contained to a localized area, but for those affected, the consequences are catastrophic (like this entire home covered in an inch of ice!).