This is not a water crisis, it is a pipe crisis and that pipe is
almost 100 years old. Where were the people of Flint when they were
rolling in UAW dough?
The certainly were not spending money on replacing 60 year old lead
pipe. Maybe the lead from the pipes just made them stupid all their
lives. This did not happen in 2014, it was just discovered in 2014.
Granholm OKed the Genessee water project 4 years earlier and the Flint
water manager decided to save a penny a thousand gallons by not using
the sequestering agent that was in Detroit water (another city with a
lot of lead pipe.)
I wish people would actually read more about this.
On 12/2/2016 8:18 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Pipe crisis and money crisis.
Probably a situation like out town had. We should replace some pipes
and to do so, we have to raise the rates a bit. Oh no, we can't afford
that, the seniors are broke, etc, etc. Sure you can put off a pipe
repair for today.
Finally, the citizens realized the severity of our system and a group
sold the citizens on the idea we have to pay a bit more now or be doomed
in a few years. Rates were increased, pipes replaced, filtration
improved. We can actually drink the water now. Crisis avoided but the
work should have started 20 years earlier.
On 12/2/2016 5:18 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
For many years after it was know lead was not good, the unions had the
building code under control to require lead pipes. So, the hell with
Flint - they let the unions have their way with them, and now they are
damaged goods to me.
On Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:13:16 -0800, Taxed and Spent
People have known lead pipes were not good for most of the 20th
century. I remember hearing in school, in the 50s, that lead in the
Roman water system may be a reason why so many of them were nuts.
We were still using lead solder but they also told you to let the
water run a minute before you drank it.
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