The Baltimore area saw two major water main breaks last week. These incidents are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the crisis in American infrastructure. From structurally unsound bridges to aging sewer systems that dump untreated waste into waterways, we’ve got a problem that the American Society of Civil Engineers says it will take $2.2 trillion dollars to fix.
What investments need to be made? What will happen if we don’t take action to address this problem now?
Today’s panel included:
- Keisha Powell, Bureau Head of Water and Wastewater at the Baltimore Department of Public Works
- David Mongan, Former President of the American Society of Civil Engineers and President of Whitley, Baily, Cox and Magnani LLC, an architecture, engineering and construction firm in Baltimore
- Congresswoman Donna Edwards, representing Maryland’s 4th District, and a member of the House committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Congresswoman Edwards spoke to us by phone.