Water utilities have been facing issues across Pennsylvania for years, due to a lack of attention to what they do: which is to provide safe and clean drinking water. Many of us take for granted that every morning when we wake up, we will turn on the tap to brush our teeth and the water will be there.
Recently, there was a water utility in central Pennsylvania that had to put out a notice to its customers to minimize water consumption because of an issue at their water treatment plant. In America, there are 850 water mains breaks every day, costing ratepayers $3 billion in repair costs annually. There is a great website which tracks this information: www.watermainbreakclock.com.