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Liquid assets : the story of our water infrastructure

Author: Stephanie Ayanian; Mark Cooper; Aileen Querry; Penn State Public Broadcasting.; Pennsylvania State University.
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of essential infrastructure systems: water, wastewater, and stormwater. These systems provide a critical public health function and are essential for economic development and growth. Largely out of sight and out of mind, these aging systems have not been maintained, and some estimates suggest this is the single largest public works endeavor in our nation's history. Locations featured in the documentary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
History
Documentary films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Ayanian; Mark Cooper; Aileen Querry; Penn State Public Broadcasting.; Pennsylvania State University.
Language Note: In English ; Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
OCLC Number: 260552070
Notes: Title from opening frames.
Includes a preview of the film (4 min.), and an overview (16 min.).
Credits: Executive producer, Tom Keiter ; director of photography, Ryan Witt ; editor, Greg Feinberg.
Performer(s): Narrator, Aileen Querry.
Description: 1 videodisc (87 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; widescreen.
Contents: Three systems : drinking water, wastewater, storm water --
The national problem --
The value of water --
The funding gap --
New York City : system complexity & watershed protection --
Federal regulations --
Pittsburgh : watershed politics --
Herminie, PA : a small-town struggle --
Los Angeles : protecting the beaches --
Las Vegas : sustaining water resources --
Asset management --
Finding the funds --
Atlanta : leadership drives change.
Other Titles: Story of our water infrastructure
Responsibility: a production of Penn State Public Broadcasting ; producer, Stephanie Ayanian ; written and directed by Stephanie Ayanian, Mark Cooper.

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The story of essential infrastructure systems: water, wastewater, and stormwater. These systems provide a critical public health function and are essential for economic development and growth. Largely out of sight and out of mind, these aging systems have not been maintained, and some estimates suggest this is the single largest public works endeavor in our nation's history. Locations featured in the documentary include Atlanta, Boston, Herminie (Pennsylvania), Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C.
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