$300 Billion War Beneath the Street: Fighting to Replace America’s Water Pipes

Two powerful industries, plastic and iron, are locked a lobbying war over the estimated $300 billion that local governments will spend on water pipes over the next decade.

Bursting pipes. Leaks. Public health scares.America is facing a crisis over its crumbling water infrastructure, and fixing it will be a monumental and expensive task.Two powerful industries, plastic and iron, are locked a lobbying war over the estimated $300 billion that local governments will spend on water and sewer pipes over the next decade.It is a battle of titans, raging just inches beneath our feet.“Things are moving so fast,” said Reese Tisdale, president of the water advisory firm Bl...