Georgia led the nation with nearly 200 high-hazard dams in unsatisfactory or poor condition, according to the AP's analysis.
Among them is Reservoir No. 1 in Atlanta, a 180 million-gallon water supply dating to the late 1800s that has been out of service much of the past few decades. The city made repairs and brought it back online in 2017, only to shut it down again after leaks were noticed.
If the dam were to catastrophically fail, the water could inundate more than 1,000 homes, dozens of businesses, a railroad and a portion of Interstate 75, according to an emergency action plan.
Excerpted from AP: At least 1,680 dams across the US pose potential risk
By David A. Lieb, Michael Casey And Michelle Minkoff
Warnings and stories similar in tone can be found in countless articles all over the web. Just Google "infrastructure problems North America" and see for yourself. This excerpt above describes a situation in Georgia - the home state of our headquarters and main office. Needless to say, we can relate to communities everywhere who take this issue very personally. The good news is that countless repair professionals across the land are tirelessly working to improve the condition of our infrastructure.
In the tradition of Thanksgiving, we would like to express our profound gratitude toward the hardworking crews on job sites all over this continent. If you are one of those repair professionals, THANK YOU! You consistently put yourself on the front lines of the infrastructure battle - repairing roads, railway beds, bridges, tunnels, water treatment plants, sewer systems, and countless other essential concrete structures. Our deep belief in this cause is what motivates us to work so hard in support of your efforts.