The city of Dayton and Montgomery County will spend a combined $13 million to replace water mains this year, but like older cities nationwide miles of aging pipe remain at risk of failing.
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Drinking water data
D: 2013 grade card for U.S. water infrastructure (American Society of Civil Engineers)
C-: Ohio’s grade.
$12.6 billion: State’s drinking water infrastructure needs over next 20 years.
$10.7 million: Estimated total the City of Dayton will spend to replace 42,000 feet of piping this year.
800: Miles of water pipe beneath City of Dayton streets.
1869: Year the city began installing its oldest water mains
40,000: Water main breaks per year in the U.S. (American Water Works Association)
450: Estimated number of breaks per year repaired by City of Dayton and Montgomery County crews