Highlights of EPA Report on Infrastructure Needs for Wastewater
By Mike Henley
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 agencyﾒ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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