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There’s a lot of discussion about clean water infrastructure as the Biden administration pushes full speed ahead on its Build Back Better agenda. But what counts as water infrastructure? Is it more than just the pipes that get water into our homes?
We sat down with Megan Glover, the founder, and CEO of 120 Water, to ask her to #ExplainIt to us. In her words:
“Water infrastructure is everything from source water to tap water. It’s massive. So much infrastructure bringing water from sources, to water treatment facilities and through the distribution into homes.“
However, the big problem with this infrastructure is that it’s mostly underground and we don’t see it (unlike bridges or roads), causing necessary upgrades to become delayed or completely ignored.
Watch the full video where Megan answers our questions about what the biggest shortcomings are with our current water infrastructure and how we can reach the goal of ensuring clean and safe drinking water for all Americans.
The U.S. Air Force has finally learned enough information to begin cleaning up a jet fuel leak from Albuquerque’s drinking water supply. The Kirtland Air Force Base plans to write and submit a report to the New Mexico Environmental Department before the agency can approve and make recommendations for cleanup. This comes as a relief […]
by Jessica Grannis We’re in the dog days of summer now, and lots of folks are headed to the beach to make up for lost time since the pandemic began. My favorite part of traveling to the coast from DC is watching my surroundings slowly turn from urban areas to the forests of the coastal […]
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer The West is currently in the middle of a severe drought, and Lake Powell, the region’s second-largest reservoir, is at its lowest level in decades. The lake, located on the Colorado River, is effectively a human-made storage basin that keeps the regional water supply in balance under the 100-year-old […]
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