How is climate change impacting the country’s wastewater infrastructure?
“More intense and severe weather, thanks to a changing climate” is causing problems for Rhode Island’s rapidly aging wastewater infrastructure, says this article in Eco Rhode Island News.
“’It’s the most important infrastructure no one ever sees,’ said Bill Patenaude, principal engineer for the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s Office of Water Resources. ‘It’s civilization 101 — the greatest boon to public health. This infrastructure got waste away from where you live and the water you drink.’” [READ MORE]