Joint Action Plan for Clean Water Infrastructure and Services in the Great Lakes Region

About the Joint Action Plan

The Great Lakes Commission’s Clean Water Infrastructure and Services Working Group developed a Joint Action Plan for Clean Water Infrastructure and Services in the region that outlines actions to address a backlog in needed upgrades and repairs to water-related infrastructure in the eight Great Lakes states and two provinces over the next 20 years — everything from wastewater treatment plants to stormwater pipes and drinking-water filtration systems. This backlog is conservatively estimated to cost $271 billion, and many experts believe that figure is a significant underestimate. The plan also calls for a better understanding the state of regional water infrastructure and the true needs to achieve a 21st century system.

The Action plan was endorsed by the full Commission at its 2017 Annual Meeting.

For More Information

Victoria Pebbles
Program Director
Great Lakes Commission
734‐971‐9135
[email protected]

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