Tempo Public Square on Water Resources in the Lehigh Valley
This weekend, Tempo Public Square, on PBS 39, will cover the state of aging water infrastructure in Pennsylvania, as well as discuss RenewLV’s effort to mobilize community support for regional collaboration on water/wastewater infrastructure in the Lehigh Valley. Michael Drabenstott, member of RenewLV’s Water Regionalization Sub-Committee, will discuss the cost-efficency and smart growth aspects of a regional approach to water and wastewater resource management. The program will examine the potential benefits that could come from regional collaboration, as well as the challenges ahead and often-raised criticisms.
With nearly 40 different publicly-owned water and wastewater systems in the Lehigh Valley, the region could be better positioned in addressing the upgrades, repairs, and maintenance of outdated infrastructure through a collaborative approach. Moreover, given the impact that water infrastructure has on development patterns, a regional approach will ensure that the Lehigh Valley continues to grow in a coordinated and well-planner manner.
Tempo PublicSquare: Water Consolidation airs this Friday, November 6th, at 7:30 PM, with a repeat showing on Sunday, November 8th, at 11:30AM, on PBS39, Channel 39.