In a American Society of Civil Engineers report
, it was predicted that there will be an increase in spending of 43% on water delivery systems by 2040 resulting in a greater demand for steel rods for concrete reinforced pipe. A component of this report is the building of new infrastructure systems. Additionally the report stated that 51% of wastewater pipe-related needs are repair. Furthermore, Concrete Products Magazine predicts a 4.1% increase in spending, to $1 billion by 2018 in the water & waste handling category. Supporting this issue, Washington has enacted the Water Resources Reform and Development Act
in June, 2014 to provide oversight and prioritization of projects by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Civil Works programs related to navigation, flood risk management, recreation, infrastructure and environmental stewardship. This is the first water re-authorization passed by Congress since 2007.