Test Your Knowledge on Water: Sciens AQ Test

Test your knowledge on water with Sciens’ proprietary Aqueous Quotient test. Are you a fountain of knowledge or are you struggling harder than a 100-year-old pipe?

We’ve said it before, understanding the problems in the water space is essential if we’re going to solve issues related to aging infrastructure, fragmentation, and climate resiliency. Take our 10-question quiz to see how you stack up and find out where you could learn more.

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#1. The Annual investment need for Water is estimated at +$129 billion with a total need of $645 billion over the next five years. What percentage of the overall investment is covered by the spending of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act?

Source: https://www.uschamber.com/infrastructure/water-funding-in-the-infrastructure-investment-and-jobs-act


#2. The United States has a system of nearly 4 million miles of Water and Wastewater pipes that underpin the whole water infrastructure. How many miles of pipes were built before Warren Harding was president?

Source: https://www.awwa.org/Portals/0/AWWA/-Government/BuriedNoLonger.pdf


#3. What is the median age of the 90,000 dams in the United States


#4. The United States has a population of ~350 million and has over 70,000 Water and Wastewater utilities. How many Water and Wastewater systems are there in the UK (population of ~70 million)?

Source: https://discoverwater.co.uk/water-sector


#5. In the US there are on average 850 water main breaks per day causing Billions of gallons to be lost in a day. Based on industry participants what % of total water is lost to leakage in the US?

Source: https://www.epa.gov/sites/default/files/2015-04/documents/epa816f13002.pdf


#6. The average monthly water bill in the US is around $50. Which country has cheaper residential water rates than the United States?

Source: https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/electric-power-and-natural-gas/our-insights/us-water-infrastructure-making-funding-count


#7. Between 7-8% of the US population (~25 million people) in any given year report unsafe or don't have clean water. What % of adult US population does not have a cell phone?

Source: https://www.pewresearch.org/internet/fact-sheet/mobile


#8. What US city uses this manhole cover for its sewer system?


#9. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave US Wastewater a D+ grade on its infrastructure in 2017. What score did they give in 2021?

Source: https://infrastructurereportcard.org/cat-item/wastewater-infrastructure


#10. Which major U.S financial institution was founded as a Water Utility?

Source: https://www.jpmorganchase.com/about/our-history