As the U.S. invests in repairing its aging infrastructure, a report by the American Society of Civil Engineers suggests that states and localities should place special focus on how projects are engineered in the first place -- given the near-failing grade given to the country's drinking water, levees, wastewater, inland waterways and roads. Improving the nation's infrastructure could cost as much as $2.2 trillion over five years, according to the report.

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