29 Aug '16, 1pm

Utilities integrate to achieve Clean Water Act compliance:

Utilities integrate to achieve Clean Water Act compliance:

Slideshow It's All Just Water View All 4 Photos > The greatest threat to receiving waters is stormwater runoff. According to EPA, non-point source pollution is the primary reason almost half the nation’s surveyed rivers, lakes, and estuaries aren’t clean enough for fishing or swimming. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration estimates that 80% of water pollution comes from the land shedding polluted runoff. Federal and state regulators have the authority to require municipalities to build or enhance infrastructure to control and mitigate this runoff. Given existing wastewater and combined sewer program challenges and asset needs, however, this increasing regulatory pressure puts communities in a very difficult position. Suddenly, traditional clean water projects aren’t enough to meet obligations. Municipalities must find new ways to improve water quality and re...

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