From the blog of the Northampton DPW:
On November 15, 2012 at 6:45 pm the documentary “Liquid Assets: The Story of Our Water Infrastructure” will be screened on the Smith College Campus. This important documentary raises timely issues that are relevant to cities and towns across the United States. Water infrastructure plays a critical role in protecting public health, promoting economic prosperity, and ensuring a good quality of life.
Though largely out of sight and mind, many of these complex systems are aging, neglected and in need of immediate national and local attention. Whether the challenges call for immediate action or require long-term planning, communities throughout the country are facing big financial hurdles and the serious consequences of an aging water infrastructure. Click the title of this post for more information about this documentary.
The Boston Society of Civil Engineers – Western Massachusetts Branch, Smith College Picker Engineering Program and the Center for the Environment, Ecologic Design & Sustainability are sponsors of this event.
Photo courtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives. Used under creative commons license.