When Saco, Maine calculated the true cost of not updating their wastewater plant to accommodate the impacts of climate change, local government officials took action to secure the needed funding. Our conversation with Emily-Cole Prescott and Howard Carter includes the importance of communication and outreach in gaining support for the project.
- Meet Emily Cole-Prescott: LinkedIn
- Meet Howard Carter: LinkedIn
- Saco, Maine $50M Bond Funding Approval
- EPA’s AAA process for infrastructure investment
- Project Story map
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About the Guests
Emily Cole-Prescott is the Planning Director for the City of Saco, Maine. She has 15+ years of experience in municipal government, in various roles from planning, wastewater compliance manager, to law enforcement policy work. Emily looks forward to working with people from all different backgrounds and professions on creating healthy and prosperous communities.
Howard Carter is the director of the Water Resource Recovery Department for the City of Saco, Maine. He is responsible for the daily operations and maintenance, funding, staffing, billing, licensing, and construction of the city’s Resource Recovery Facility and 32 pumping stations. He also oversees the implementation of the Combined Sewer Overflow Master Plan and any separation or construction projects associated with that.