$80 Billion Needed For Great Lakes Wastewater Infrastructure

Funds are required to prevent CSOs and protect drinking water in Great Lakes states.

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According to a new Environmental Protection Agency report, more than $80 billion will be needed over the next 20 years to prevent sewage overflows and protect drinking water in eight Great Lakes states.

“This report underscores the urgent need to help local communities fix sewers so that every person in this country has access to safe, clean water,” says Todd Ambs, campaign director for Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition. “Up-to-date wastewater infrastructure is critical for the health of the Great Lakes and communities around the region. This report shows how much work we have left to do.”

In response to the report, The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition is urging President Obama and Congress to fully fund the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

To read the full report, click here.

Source: Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition press release


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