Most of the population in the US depend on approximately one millions miles of piped drinking water with industrial control systems at risk to hackers and cyber attacks providing means and methods for the enemy to cut off water supplies for days, weeks, or months at a time.
Drinking water in the US goes beyond pipes, reservoirs, pump stations, and treatment plants to polluted water bodies, depleted aquifers, and storage problems. The production of chemicals, biotech, pharmaceuticals, automobile assembly, electronics, farming and food processing, beverage creation, apparel, forest products, mining, refining and utilities inside the US rely on clean water.
The lifting of environmental restrictions in the production of oil and gas and manufacturing combined with the new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico emphasizing manufacturing place a greater demand to update water infrastructure in the US. An estimated $1 trillion is needed to to upgrade these systems to satisfy the population demand.