Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

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Local Lawmakers Say Federal Money Is Needed to Repair Aging Water Systems

Apr 24, 2017
In The News

Every year, hundreds of water lines fail in Baltimore’s delivery system.... And it’s happening throughout the nation’s oldest cities with the older underground infrastructure.... “These are things you don’t necessarily see but they obviously affect our quality of life,” says U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Maryland).... Sarbanes and Tonko are both pushing bills to increase federal funds for that kind of work, because right now, 7 billion gallons of treated water are lost every day in the U.S. from broken pipes.