A big study was released describing the attention our water infrastructure needs in the next 25 years — and the headline number was that we need to spend $1 trillion on the pipes that bring us drinking water.
Now, $1 trillion is serious money. That’s more than the total Defense Department budget — although to be fair, the Pentagon spends $1 trillion in 18 months, and the water pipes need $1 trillion over 300 months.
Still: $1 trillion.
We need to spend that on water pipes, huh?