Updated: Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012, 10:48 AM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012, 10:48 AM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The City of Indianapolis was recognized Monday for the Clean Water Initiative by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
The initiative kicks off October 11. As part of the program, the city's water and wastewater utilities will be controlled by Citizens Water. Residents will also benefit from more than $740 million in savings.
Furthermore, the initiative will reduce flooding, clear waterways, revitalize streets, sidewalks, parks, and bridges.
The Clean Water Initiative is one of 111 government programs nation wide to be recognized by the Ash Center.
Policy experts from academic and public sectors evaluated the programs.