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Cheaper than new pipes?

Cheaper than new pipes?

It seems that these days are seeing a culmination of expiration, as power plants, roads, basic systems of infrastructure, now well passed their intended lifespans, are crumbling and sometimes causing startling destruction. One of the latest calamities cropping up in cities around the country is the decay and collapse of extremely old water pipes, some even made of wood, leading to floods, closures, and loss of valuable potable water, already treated and ready to drink. Since today I am feeling slightly alarmist and inclined to breed concern in those who might consider reading this article, I will make this one final statement, melodramatic though it may be: The systems that direct the water we drink to where we live, work, and play are fragile and just one more thing to worry about in an era of worry.

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