Monday, September 12, 2016


Water in Pittsburgh is suffering from incompetent supervision, and what's coming out of people's taps is pretty gross, according to the Guardian. In particular, one cancer-causing chemical is showing up where fracking's wastewater encounters the chemicals used to treat the water in preparation for distribution to the public.

This reminds me of another recent article on the value of good governance when it comes to water, a cool historical example of water systems improving when made public. It also reminds me of Argentina, where the private sector successfully stepped in when the public sector wasn't cutting it.

There so often are no simple answers!

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