Water Infrastructure Documentary to Begin Airing Nationwide

Penn State Public Broadcasting (WPSU-TV) has produced a national documentary, "Liquid Assets: The Story of Our Water Infrastructure," telling the story of essential infrastructure systems: drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater. These complex and aging systems -- some in the ground for more than 100 years -- are critical for basic sanitation, public safety, economic development, and a host of other necessities of life.

The 90-minute documentary is available nationwide to all public broadcasting stations beginning Oct. 1, 2008.

"The goal of this public service media project is to stimulate community discussion and bring this issue into the public consciousness using television as a catalyst," said Executive Producer of the documentary, Tom Keiter. "We want 'Liquid Assets' to be more than just a broadcast."

Accompanying the documentary is an online companion toolkit, intended to help facilitate discussions that extend beyond the broadcast. The community toolkit, available at http://liquidassets.psu.edu, includes an outreach guide and other resources to complement the documentary.

"Liquid Assets" will also be available on DVD on through Penn State Media Sales for $24.95 plus shipping and handling. It can be ordered by calling 1-800-770-2111 or by visiting http://mediasales.psu.edu.

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