11-17-10: How Green Can America’s Waterworks Get?
D minus. That’s the grade the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the country’s water infrastructure in their most recent “Infrastructure Report Card.” Without the necessary investment, the report says the country “risks reversing public health, environmental, and economic gains of the past three decades.”
A $6 billion chunk of money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – the stimulus – was spent trying to heal a bit of this ailing system. In the newest installment of our series, we look at how a piece of this money set aside for environmentally friendly projects is being spent at two Maryland projects: one in Baltimore City, and one on the Eastern Shore.
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