ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A new study says the national capital area water supply could face considerable stress by 2040.
The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin recommended in a report last week that the region’s water suppliers continue to evaluate potential new water storage facilities such as reservoirs.READ MORE: 29-Year-Old Man Shot & Killed Overnight
The report also recommends further development of a database and model of water withdrawal and uses to provide a sound foundation for planning.READ MORE: M&T Bank Stadium To Open As COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site Today
The report says the existing water supplies serving more than 4 million residents are adequate to meet demand through 2035. But it says some reservoir resources may be exhausted by 2040.MORE NEWS: 'Game-Changing' Johnson & Johnson Single-Dose Covid-19 Vaccine Meets Requirements For Emergency Use Authorization, FDA Says
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