New York is looking at a potential $40 billion clean water crisis, state Controller Thomas DiNapoli warned on Monday, the NY Daily News reports.
Citing an aging water infrastructure across the state, DiNapoli in a new report said the system could require nearly $40 billion in repairs and upgrades over the next two decades.
New York City’s massive system suffers from frequent water main breaks, including 562 in 2015 alone, the report found. Between 1999 and 2015, the number of breaks varied between 350 and 600 a year. Read more at the NY Daily News.