Water! Biden’s Much Needed Infrastructure Plan

America’s infrastructure has been on a bit of a downward spiral for some time; no one wants to spend more on taxes, and yet no one wants to drive on potholed highways or drink water from leaded pipes, largely because it’s dangerous. In fact, our most recent infrastructure report card gave us an overall grade of D+.

More specifically to water, our drinking water infrastructure gets a grade of D, and our wastewater infrastructure gets a D+.

Which makes Biden’s plan to rebuild our infrastructure and our economy so exciting. Not only does it focus on rebuilding the literal foundation of our country, but it also specifically focuses on climate change and racial inequalities; both of which are issues that must be addressed to building thriving, empowered communities.

$66 billion goes to modernizing water and wastewater infrastructure, and an additional $45 billion to eliminating lead pipes. $50 billion prepares the country’s infrastructure for floods, droughts, hurricanes, and wildfires. On top of that, $180 billion for research and development into new technologies to help address each of these issues in innovative ways that could ultimately change the world for the better.

It’s not approved yet, and it will face hurdles, as all things in politics do. But it gives us hope that we really could make America a truly great country: an innovative, equal, healthy, strong, vibrant country that is ready for the future.

About the author

Erin Rothman

Talk stormwater with erin@stormsensor.io With more than 15 years of environmental consulting experience, Erin observed so many opportunities for innovation in the stormwater industry. With those in mind, she founded StormSensor to enthusiastically embrace new technology to help solve the problems of an age-old industry.