Our crumbling infrastructure

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    Experts: U.S. water infrastructure in trouble - CNN.com


    Total cost to fix U.S. water systems: $334.8 billion over 20 years

    Yearly U.S. water main breaks: 240,000

    Sources: American Society of Civil Engineers, EPA Much of this is blamed on age. A large part of the U.S. water delivery system dates back to the years shortly after World War II. "Now it's time to replace that system and we've got to make those investments or we'll suffer the consequences," said Goldstein.

    To get an idea of how old the nation's water pipes are, 30% of pipes in systems that deliver water to more than 100,000 people are between 40 and 80 years old, according to the EPA. About 10% of pipes in those systems are older.
     
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    he was supposed to fix our crumbling infrastructure with his first stimulus. he didn't get over it.
     
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    Don't these tasks fall to the states that the facilities reside in?
     
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    Sounds like we need a serious upgrade. I know mains break all of the time where I'm at.
     
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    I would think so.
     
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    Oh look, a smug comment. How...different
     
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    And she wonders why people say nasty things about her :cuckoo:
     
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    From what I have seen recently, our states can't even afford to pay their employees. How will they pay for infrastructure repair?
     
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    She doesn't wonder. Nor does she care...
     
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    What a fucking mess we've gotten ourselves into.
     

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