May 5, 2009 – Hour 1

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.

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:

 

Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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