Clean Water at the Crossroads

by Jay Landers, Contributing Editor; Civil Engineering Magazine, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2002, Vol. 72, Issue 10, Pg. 50-55,80

Document Type: Feature article


Thirty years after the passage of the Clean Water Act, the quality of effluent from the nation's wastewater treatment plants has improved considerably. However, much of the existing infrastructure is close to or beyond the end of its design life, and many improvements need to be considered. Many other contributors to water quality degradation must still be addressed. To ensure that progress continues, the nation must reaffirm its commitment to the act's objectives.

Subject Headings: Water quality

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