Saving $ - Managing Water

It's not just our roads and bridges that are crumbling; Pennsylvania's aging water infrastructure is in need of an estimated $20 billion in repairs and upgrades.  As state and local leaders debate how to raise money for essential investments in water, sewer and stormwater systems, they also need to get smarter about how those investments are being made.   

Fortunately, communities around the state are already taking steps to manage water infrastructure in more cost-effective ways.  That was the main message of workshop co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute and 10,000 Friends entitled "Saving $ - Managing Water: Regional and Collaborative Approaches to Water, Sewer, and Stormwater Management in Pennsylvania."  The workshop, held in Harrisburg on May 22, convened 120 community leaders and water professionals to learn about innovative ways communities are working together to save costs and protect water resources. Click on the document for a summary of the workshop's presentations.

Saving $ - Manging Water: Regional and Collaborative Approaches to Water, Sewer and Stormwater Managment in Pennsylvania174.15 KB