Funding trends for water projects have been changing slowly since the 1980s. Utilities have been slowly weaned off federal and state grants. In 21st century America water projects are almost entirely paid by you and I when we pay our water bills.
Nearly a trillion dollars in financing gaps will need to be covered in the next 20 years to finance new projects and fix old systems. Private sector financing is available, taking the security of an investment in water for granted adds risk.
Buyers are increasingly savvy about water negotiations and are moving away from guaranteed payments to a pay on delivery model. If the water dries up, or access to the water is interruptible, the revenue to pay back loans is at risk.
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