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GLRPPR Sector Resource: U.S. Wastewater Treatment Factsheet

Title:
U.S. Wastewater Treatment Factsheet

Abstract:
For many years, humans have treated wastewater to protect human and ecological health from waterborne diseases. Since the early 1970s, effluent water quality has been improved at Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs) and other point source discharges through major public and private investments prescribed by the Clean Water Act (CWA). Despite the improvement in effluent quality, point source discharges continue to be a significant contributor to the degradation of surface water quality. In addition, much of the existing wastewater infrastructure, including collection systems, treatment plants, and equipment, has deteriorated and is in need of repair or replacement.

URL:
http://css.snre.umich.edu/sites/default/files/U.S._Wastewater_Treatment_Factsheet_CSS04-14.pdf

Source:
Center for Sustainable Systems - University of Michigan

Resource Type:
Fact sheet/checklist

Date of Publication:
August 2016

Associated Sectors:

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