Monday, January 24, 2011

Environmental Story that should be on our radar

 

Thought I do not know the actual state of the Rochester, NY region’s water infrastructure, this is a monumental country-wide issue: our crumbling water infrastructure.  Repairing decades old water pipes that take water in and out of our communities is critical. 

Climate Change, which will deliver more extreme weather like flooding, will create events in which massive amounts of raw sewage will be released into our drinking water sources—because our crumbling waste water systems won’t be able to handle them.  

Despite our poor economy and the other myriad of financial problems are communities are facing, this problem cannot be ignored.   

Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com - America's crumbling water infrastructure "A water main breaks in the U.S. every two minutes. Alison Kosik looks at what is -- and isn't -- being done about it. " CNN.com - Breaking News, U.S., World, Weather, Entertainment & Video News

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