Many municipal wastewater systems built in the 1970s and 1980s are nearing the end of their useful lives, forcing municipalities and utilities around the country to look at ways of breathing new life into their treatment plants. The stimulus funding in the $787-billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Slide Show Photo: D.C.WASA WASA designed a $935-million upgrade to the Blue Plains treatment plant. Related Links: D.C. System Will Handle Nitrogen and CSO Problems New Program Targets Farmers coupled with an expected increase in funding for the clean-water and drinking-water state revolving funds (SRFs), could offer some benefit to municipalities that
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