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Episode #25 — 20 April 2021 What’s the Outlook for Fixing America’s Lead Water Pipes?

with Greg Goodwin

It is finally “infrastructure week.” The Biden administration has proposed its US$2.2 trillion American Jobs Plan.  Sure, the Biden plan is a wish list, but one thing that stands out for the water sector is the US$45 billion to tackle lead service lines.  It is a well-documented, open secret that drinking water for millions of people is tainted with lead. For so long, no one has wanted to pay for this and there has been no documentation of the size of the problem, and now…. the world is bright.

Bluefield’s Reese Tisdale and Greg Goodwin discuss how big the problem is, the geographic impacts, and the types of companies and solutions positioning to solve the problem.

Water news…

Reese also shares his thoughts on recent news and highlights why these headlines matter and what they could mean for the water sector.

  • NW Natural Water Company recent acquisitions and agreements
  • Veolia /Suez SA end to the disputed takeover
  • Japan announces plans to release treated wastewater from Fukushima




Reese Tisdale
Bluefield Research



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