Smart Growth For Clean Water

A new report by the National Association of Local Government EnvironmentalProfessionals includes a "Top 10" list of actions that local governments can take to promote smart growth for clean water.
August 19, 2003, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Communities across America are coping with the results of poorlyplanned, scattered, high-impact development – or sprawl. Whenshe was Governor of New Jersey, EPA Administrator Christine ToddWhitman put it succinctly: "Suburban sprawl is eating up open space,creating mind-boggling traffic jams, bestowing on us endless strip mallsand housing developments, and consuming an ever-increasing share of our resources." Sprawling growth can also cause the degradation of water quality in our rivers, streams, lakes, shores, and groundwater... These smart growth for clean water approaches are often more cost-effective than traditional structural solutions like building new wastewater plants or stormwater collection facilities."

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