Joint Action Plan for Clean Water Infrastructure and Services

in the Great Lakes Region

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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