Water managers and infrastructure needs specialists have been warning us for years that our water infrastructure is big trouble. It’s been hard to get any attention paid to the sector, since there are no bridge collapses.
We finally got a big Federal commitment to infrastructure–$10 Billion–but that is only going to scratch the surface.
This quote I think is particularly telling:
“We’re relying on water systems built by our great-grandparents, and no one wants to pay for the decades we’ve spent ignoring them,” said Jeffrey K. Griffiths, a professor at Tufts University and a member of the E.P.A.’s National Drinking Water Advisory Council.
Americans need to grow up and learn that government services cost money.