We are always investing in the health of our plants and pipes. In fact, each year, over the next five years we will invest approximately $13 billion that will enable us to continue to provide essential services to customers in our regulated footprint. Our investments include replacing aging infrastructure, upgrading existing or constructing new facilities, ensuring fire protection and complying with the latest water quality standards.
A reliable, sufficient supply of clean, safe, affordable water is essential to the life of communities. We operate as regulated utilities in approximately 1,700 communities with pipeline infrastructure totaling 53,500 miles.
Every day, we are working to support and improve the water infrastructure in the communities we serve. We develop partnerships with community members and work with government agencies and local organizations to understand their needs and usage, looking at available options for delivery and treatment, and assessing what is most cost effective, sustainable, and environmentally friendly.