Washington, D.C. Premiere Listen to the story of essential infrastructure systems: water, wastewater, and stormwater. These systems — some in the ground for more than 100 years — 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. Exploring the history, engineering challenges, and political and economic realities in urban and rural locations, we gain an understanding of the hidden assets that support our way of life. Locations featured in the documentary include Washington, D.C. Directed by Stephanie Ayanian and Mark Cooper. Produced by WPSU-TV.
Introduced by Eric White, Manager, Multimedia Services, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library. Discussion with filmmaker Stephanie Ayanian and a representative of D.C. Water and Sewage Authority follows screening.