Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County all have aging water infrastructure.

The three jurisdictions must maintain a defensive and expensive posture by plugging leaks and replacing water and sewage pipes one at a time.


Because it would cost hundreds of millions of dollars to replace them all at once, according to government officials.

Start reading below for a deep dive into each location’s issues and to see what is at stake if things aren’t fixed soon.

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Take a look inside some of the local water and wastewater treatment facilities