Friday, May 8, 2009

Mirroring National Picture, DC's Water System A Mess

The water system beneath the Nation's Capital city and its surroundings is an antiquated mess, says The Washington Post, and it mirrors infrastructure and water supply issues nationally.

While I don't think a parallel situation is driving the City of Milwaukee to consider leasing its water works, I do think that water systems generally face revenue shortfalls, disregarded infrastructure and water losses.

It's a genuine problem, because leaky pipes release water that has been piped and treated.

What a waste to know that valuable water is leaking.

Estimates to fix the country's water systems exceed $500 billion - - certainly a big number, but a mere fraction of what we spent on shock and awe in Iraq.

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