Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Water infrastructure

This year the DC metro is paying the price for years of neglect: service is cancelled frequently throughout the system as they try to catch up to a huge backlog of unfinished repair work. The same thing is happening all over the country with respect to our water infrastructure: years of failing to adequately budget for system maintenance have led to today's system, which loses about a trillion gallons of water a year. The price of cleanup is going to be huge, but we'd better pay... and then, hopefully, start facing up to the real costs of keeping a system functional!

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