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(CNN)   New study from the Perrier Institute says the nation's drinking water systems needs $384 billion worth of upgrades   (money.cnn.com) divider line 21
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2013-06-07 10:05:26 AM
Well, well, well.
 
2013-06-07 10:14:44 AM

Demetrius: Well, well, well.


Its just a drop in the bucket compared to the total infrastructure upgrade costs facing the United States today.
 
2013-06-07 10:18:13 AM
But instead of doing that, we'll just continue to believe it's better to have Coke and Pepsi provide drinking water to us.  Next stop:  Brawndo.  (It has electrolytes!)
 
2013-06-07 10:22:46 AM
La Croix, Perrier are both quite good. And yes, I'm a fancy pants who enjoys water that's too good for the unwashed masses.

CSB:

I had a grapefruit flavored Perrier once and it was transcendent. Been trying to find a distributor but looks like they only offer that flavor in Europe.
 
2013-06-07 10:23:24 AM

Dog Welder: But instead of doing that, we'll just continue to believe it's better to have Coke and Pepsi provide drinking water to us.  Next stop:  Brawndo.  (It has electrolytes!)


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And Sara Rue.
 
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2013-06-07 10:31:51 AM
yea yea its like when i take my car to the shop and they give me a estimated bill for 3500 dollars and i wittle it down to a oil change
 
2013-06-07 11:07:11 AM
Which is why the response to the Great Recession should not have been Quantitative Easing, Tarp, or a bail out that went to the rich and middle class, but a farking jobs program costing 3-6 trillion dollars over 10 years. Republicans have screwed everyone who is not rich with their obstructionist antics and the everyone under 30 most of all.
 
2013-06-07 11:11:36 AM
Well water we wading for? Flood Congress with a deluge of demands to levy the funds needed to stop the coming tidal wave of breakdowns!
 
2013-06-07 11:17:18 AM
If we ask the Poland Springs institute we might save 75%.
 
2013-06-07 11:28:05 AM
At least Milwaukee upgraded their system already.

All it took was 403,000 sick people and 104 fatalities....

/Yet no-one lost their job.
 
2013-06-07 11:41:50 AM
But 97% of sparkling mineral water scientists agree! The science is settled! The debate is over! Those leaky bottle-gate emails just show the usual day-to-day business of science! Etc etc
 
2013-06-07 12:22:07 PM
I was just talking to a friend who is the water treatment supervisor for my little town.

We just spent $80,000 to replace 4 blocks of water pipe from 1912.    Job isn't done,  City crews have to connect 42 homes and businesses to it, and the asphalt has to be repaired.   So about $20,000 more.

Averages out to be $25k per block.     We have well over 200 blocks of pipe that is the same age or older still in the ground.   So, $5,000,000 just for our town of 5500 people.

I can believe the numbers in this story.
 
2013-06-07 01:27:26 PM

weiserfireman: I was just talking to a friend who is the water treatment supervisor for my little town.

We just spent $80,000 to replace 4 blocks of water pipe from 1912.    Job isn't done,  City crews have to connect 42 homes and businesses to it, and the asphalt has to be repaired.   So about $20,000 more.

Averages out to be $25k per block.     We have well over 200 blocks of pipe that is the same age or older still in the ground.   So, $5,000,000 just for our town of 5500 people.

I can believe the numbers in this story.


One of the strong arguments to be made for high density cities is infrastructure in terms of cost per person.
 
2013-06-07 02:40:40 PM

fickenchucker: At least Milwaukee upgraded their system already.

All it took was 403,000 sick people and 104 fatalities....

/Yet no-one lost their job.


Having moved here in 2009, now getting some of the best tap water in the country because of that is pretty nice.

(I'm really, REALLY glad I was not here for the cryptosporidium.  Sounds like it was awful.)
 
2013-06-07 02:41:01 PM
Wait until the Perri-Air Institute is done with their survey.
 
2013-06-07 02:59:28 PM
Gee, people start buying expensive bottled water and then whine that their government is spending "too much" money, and look what happens.
 
2013-06-07 03:26:45 PM

CmndrFish: fickenchucker: At least Milwaukee upgraded their system already.

All it took was 403,000 sick people and 104 fatalities....

/Yet no-one lost their job.

Having moved here in 2009, now getting some of the best tap water in the country because of that is pretty nice.

(I'm really, REALLY glad I was not here for the cryptosporidium.  Sounds like it was awful.)


It was bizarre.  My brother was an early barfer/shiatter.  The doctor said to slam water to stay hydrated.

When they found out what was going on, the entire city stopped water and ice use, unless it was bottled/shipped in.

But yes, now it's some of the best in the country after all new equipment was put in.
 
2013-06-07 05:31:29 PM
"Although the primary source is biased and maintained overt financial and exclusive interest in the stated conjectures and assertions, corroborating evidence, anecdotal, qualitative, and quantitative, is both strong and supportive."

Most of the Atlanta Metro Area, all six million or so residents, are subject to increasingly frequent cryptosporidium water contamination events. My water isn't safe to drink at the moment for one.
 
2013-06-08 12:02:53 AM

Slaves2Darkness: Which is why the response to the Great Recession should not have been Quantitative Easing, Tarp, or a bail out that went to the rich and middle class, but a farking jobs program costing 3-6 trillion dollars over 10 years. Republicans have screwed everyone who is not rich with their obstructionist antics and the everyone under 30 most of all.


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2013-06-08 12:04:31 AM
That was supposed to be a "THIS" image. Still sorta works.
 
2013-06-08 01:14:16 AM
Now, if General Dynamics ever gets into the water business....
 
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