America still woefully behind on water and waste water investment. ASCE estimates that a failure to invest in U.S. water infrastructure will cost 500,000 jobs by 2025 and 965,000 jobs by 2040. - Failure to act closing the infrastructure investment gap for America's Economic Future By Economic Development Research Group, Inc.

May 11, 2016

Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) publishes The Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, which grades the current state of national infrastructure categories on a scale of A through F. Since 1998, America’s infrastructure has earned persistent D averages, and the failure to close the investment gap with needed maintenance and improvements has continued. When the next Report Card for America’s Infrastructure is released in 2017, it will provide an updated look at the state of our infrastructure conditions, but the larger question at stake is the implication of D+ infrastructure on America’s economic future. The Failure to Act report series answers this key question — how does the nation’s failure to act to improve the condition of U.S. infrastructure systems affect the nation’s economic performance?