NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES  GAO: Drinking Water and Infrastructure  http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/687260.pdf?utm_medium...

NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES  GAO: Drinking Water and Infrastructure  http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/687260.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery ; Government Accountability Office, Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure , Report to Congressional Requestors, GAO-17-559, Sept. 2017.    Events such as the discovery of lead in drinking water in Flint, Michigan, and the overflow and damage to the spillway at the Oroville Dam in California have drawn attention to the condition of the nation’s drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. Conditions such as population growth or drought may further affect a community’s needs and plans for such infrastructure.  GAO was asked to review federal programs that provide funding for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure.  GAO reviewed eight federal agencies that provide assistance for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure and selected a nongeneralizable sample of six states—Alaska, California, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, and Tennessee—on the basis of federal infrastructure funding amounts and geography. For the six states, GAO reviewed infrastructure planning and program documents and interviewed federal and state officials.  This report will also be linked on the Reports Page 02 page of the Sustainable Water Resources Site at https://sites.google.com/site/sustainablewaterresources/ ">https://sites.google.com/site/sustainablewaterresources/ ; Tim SmithSustainable Water Resources CoordinatorGovernment Web Site, https://acwi.gov/Sustainable Water Resources Site, https://sites.google.com/site/sustainablewaterresources/ ">https://sites.google.com/site/sustainablewaterresources/ ;