Wastewater

Highlights of EPA Report on Infrastructure Needs for Wastewater

By Mike Henley

INFRASTRUCTURE MUNICIPAL REUSE WASTEWATER

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Abstract

A new report issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates $202.5 billion is the nationwide capital investment needed to control wastewater pollution for up to a 20-year period. The agency has delivered to Congress its 2004 Clean Watersheds Needs Survey that summarizes the results of the agencyï¾’s 14th national survey on the needs of publicly owned wastewater treatment works. The study estimates $134.4 billion will need to be spent for wastewater treatment and collection systems, and another $54.8 billion for combined sewer overflow corrections. This article will summarize this EPA report.

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