Resiliency is more than hardening our infrastructure to withstand changing weather patterns. Wind. Ice. Tornadoes. Drenching rainfall, crippling drought, and more. Our challenges range from building construction to managing our energy grid, telephone, roads, ports, and more. Water and wastewater systems also must withstand these changes and the uncertain economics that attend them.
Fewer utilities can go it alone these days. Utilities find that the costs of identifying, permitting, and developing new water supplies and the new or expanded treatment and pipelines necessary to get that water to customers have grown exponentially.