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D&C: “Municipal water loss is pouring dollars down the drain”

June 29, 2010
By Jay Rowe

It seems as if Rochester and other “rust belt” cities have some rusty pipes to contend with. Rochester loses about a quarter of it’s water before it reaches the customer, as reported in the article. Understandable, as much of our municipal water system was designed before our grandparents were born. What does this mean for us? Higher water bills, obviously. Higher taxes to pay for repairs? Probably. Sink holes? We’ve had a couple in Rochester recently due to leaks (St. Paul Street and Culver at University come to mind). Undoubtedly this will be a long process of digging and replacing. My question is, how do we do it in a way that’s safe, cheap, and will hold up over the long term? See the original article at http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20100628/NEWS01/6280336/Municipal-water-loss-is-pouring-dollars-down-the-drain&referrer=NEWSFRONTCAROUSEL.

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