It’s a little after 6am and the sound of your taps is still reverberating from the pipes of your home.
As you look out from your front door and wonder what happened, you’ll soon find yourself thinking about what you can do to help.
A new report from the Water Foundation of America (WFA) reveals how the water industry is failing the American people, and that the plumbing industry is also failing the world.
“The problem with the water system in America is that it’s really broken.
That’s the bottom line,” said WFA Senior Vice President and General Counsel John A. Pinto.”
If you can’t have good plumbing in the country, then you don’t have a country.
And so you have to get it right.
It’s really, really important for us to fix the problem and make sure we’re doing it right.”
Pinto is not the only one to point this out.
A number of studies have shown that the average American home has plumbing that is at least 40 years behind.
Pinto’s report is just one of a growing body of evidence suggesting that the water infrastructure in America has gone from a relatively safe place in the 1950s to a dangerously unsafe place in 2017.
“Water is a very powerful and vital resource.
It helps keep the air and water clean and healthy.
If you’re not able to get the water to the person you need it, then that person is going to get sick,” said Jim Coughlin, Executive Director of the American Water Works Association (AWWA).
Coughlin is also a former state representative in Ohio, and has long been a supporter of the AWWA.
“It’s important for the American public to understand that the quality of the water is going down.
We’re seeing it with water quality across the country.
That is a fact.
It is a matter of public health and safety,” he said.”
We need to be doing everything we can to protect that water.
That means making sure that we have clean drinking water in the house, water for the water treatment plants and water to treat wastewater,” Coughlins added.
A recent study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology found that the US was the second-worst country in the world for public health, behind only Cuba.
In the US, people die from a range of illnesses, including diarrhoea, bronchitis, pneumonia, and food poisoning, and their rate of death from any cause is nearly twice that of other developed countries.
In 2017, the average person in the US drank more than twice as much water than any other country.
According to the World Health Organization, the US consumed more than half of the world’s total water use, and the country’s water supply was the third-largest contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions, after oil and gas.
Water is not just a public health issue in the United States.
In addition to the issue of the lack of safe drinking water, the nation’s infrastructure is also in desperate need of repair.
In 2015, an investigation by the Center for American Progress found that nearly a quarter of US roads are at “deficient” or “poor” quality, which means that they are either not properly maintained, are poorly maintained or are in poor condition.
This report from WFA also points to the need to invest in public infrastructure to improve the state of the infrastructure in the American states.WFA’s report also highlighted the issue that has led to a drastic drop in the quality and safety of the plumbing system in the U.S. According a 2016 study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, only 22% of U. S. plumbing systems were considered “good” or better in 2015, and only 24% were considered in 2017 – an improvement of only 7% since 2007.
The average American household now spends about $1,300 on water every year, which is a large sum of money.
This water is used to irrigate crops, provide water to homes, and, of course, in showers.
But the cost of plumbing is much higher, and with the recent increase in water use in the States, the number of Americans with pipes that are leaking is on the rise.
The amount of water used in the bathroom is a leading cause of sewer overflows in the home, according to the WFA report.WMA is calling on the public to stop wasting their money by purchasing and installing plumbing tape to protect their plumbing pipes and to save money on water.
“When people talk about the plumbing tape they are referring to, they’re talking about the $50 that you can buy for $5.
But this tape is a good $40.
If we spend $10 per hour on plumbing, that’s $150 per hour to do the job.
The problem is, you’re spending $10 and you’re wasting it on the pipe,” Croughlin said.