ASCE: $20B needed to repair, replace N.J. water infrastructure

10/13/2010 | (New Jersey)

Many of New Jersey's water pipes are a century old -- and even when new they were expected to last only 50 years before wearing out. That means the Garden State's water infrastructure is in dire need of a major overhaul, officials say. "If we don't begin to adopt a long-term capital improvement program, the ultimate cost to ratepayers five to 10 years down the road will be unimaginable," said Board of Public Utilities President Lee Solomon.

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