Long-term infrastructure investment commitment to clean water and sewer/stormwater
management tops $1.99 Trillion from 1993 to 2016

By Rich Anderson

Public spending on water and sewer/stormwater management continues to set new nominal
dollar highs according to recently released local government Census data for 2016. Overall there
was a 4 percent increase in spending from 2015 to 2016, and a 2 percent growth in revenues.
Expenditures for water and sewer follow similar trajectories with some important distinctions,
(Chart 1). For example, local governments consistently spend between $5 Billion to $15 Billion
more on water than on sewer/stormwater management.  Read More