Sen. Cardin Holding Water, Wastewater Hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ben Cardin is holding a hearing to discuss the nation’s aging water and wastewater infrastructure.

Cardin says hundreds of water main breaks occur daily nationwide and aging infrastructure is posing risks to human health, safety and environmental quality. The Maryland Democrat says the hearing is being held to gain a national perspective on water and wastewater challenges as well as the opportunities that infrastructure improvements present for economic growth and job creation.

Speakers at the hearing Tuesday morning in Washington include the director of the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Wastewater Management, the incoming president of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and state and industry officials.

Cardin is chairman of the Senate’s Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. SMOKING PARKVILLE MD says:

    CARDIN IF YOU HOLD ANYTHING , HOLD A MIRROR IN FRONT OF THAT MUG AND YOU WILL SEE A DEAD BEAT.

  2. TOWSON MD HAS SPOKE says:

    CARDIN YOU ARE A RISK TO HUMAN HEALTH. YOU AND THAT OVEREATING BARBARA MIKULSKI.YOU ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO FIX THE WATER SYSTEM , BUT CAN’T FIX JOBS, TAXES, UNEMPLOYMENT, POLICE ON THE TAKE, DRUGS, GANGS, ILLEGALS. CARDIN =LOSER

  3. MIDWOOD says:

    BEN CARDIN IS FOR RAISING FUEL TAXES IN MARYLAND, CARDIN IS ALSO FOR ILLEGALS WORKING IN AMERICA AT A TIME WHEN THERE ARE NO JOBS, CARDIN IS FOR SHIPPING BIG CORPORATIONS TO CHINA ,THAILAND, FOR TAX BREAKS. I NEED A GLASS OF WATER TO DIGEST THIS STUFF BEN

  4. TJ says:

    WHAT ABOUT THE OLD GAS PIPES AND SEWER LINES, DIG THE STREETS UP A COUPLE OF TIMES YOU GOOF. MY TAXES YOUR IGNORANCE, OUR 15 TRILLION DEBT

  5. DAVE says:

    IF CARDIN IS ALSO IN CHARGE OF OF WILDLIFE AND THE BAY, WHY ARE WE THE ONLY STATE THAT DOESN’T HAVE GRATES AT SEWERS IN THE STREET TO PROTECT OUR BAY FROM ALL THE TRASH. CARDIN YOU FAILED MARYLAND, AND FAILED PROTECTING THE BAY

  6. BLAKE says:

    CARDIN IS ALSO IN THE PROCESS OF RAISING EMMISSIONS ON CAR TESTING, AND TAG’S REGESTERATIONS FOR YOUR CAR

  7. Brandon says:

    KyleDecember 14, 2008 at 9:51 amMike, tkhans for reading. I think that people feel a tremendous amount of pressure to do something around Social Media, but don’t take the time to listen and you are so right, these folks immediately come off as sell, sell, sell.Dena, I hope one of those 2 guys isn’t me Seriously though, I think social media types’ are often giving the practice of social media a bad name b/c of their constant personal promotion./kff Reply

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