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Cities Facing Major Wastewater Challenges

Cities across the nation are collectively facing hundreds of billions of dollars in desperately needed repairs and upgrades to storm and wastewater systems.
November 5, 2003, 1pm PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The sewage treatment systems in many cities are outdated. Many were built more than a century ago. They need costly upgrades to meet federal clean-water standards. But the federal money available for such updates is a fraction of what it was a generation ago.The problem is part of the challenge the nation faces in overhauling highways, bridges, mass transit and other public works systems that are straining from decades of wear and tear and the demands of a rapidly increasing population. The question is how such improvements can be made and who will pay for them."

Thanks to George Passantino

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Published on Monday, October 27, 2003 in USA Today
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