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U.S. EPA Announces New 'Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center'

The U.S. EPA recently announced the Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center "as a resource to communities to improve their wastewater, drinking water and stormwater systems." Two reports show why it's the new resources are so badly needed.
January 20, 2015, 10am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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According to an article by James Bruggers, "[the] EPA has announced the establishment of its Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center, with a goal of helping communities improve wastewater, drinking water and stormwater systems."

As Bruggers describes it, the announcement comes against the background of two reports by the EPA: one highlights the needs of the nation's drinking water systems [pdf]; the other highlights the needs of the nation's watersheds.

Bruggers highlights the performance of Kentucky and Indiana on the reports, both of which could be described as dismal. According to Bruggers, "Kentucky needs at last $6.2 billion to improve its drinking water systems, and $2.1 billion for storm water and sewer systems," and Indiana needs "$6.9 billion and 7.1 billion, for drinking water and sewers, respectively."

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Published on Monday, January 19, 2015 in The Courier-Journal
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