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You know what we should do something about? Our crumbling infrastructure. First bridgES, now this. Instead, we're building a completely unnecessary stadium for a billionaire who doesn't live here.
We live less then a block away and there was water everywhere. Got a good shot of it out our front door - http://twincitiesphotoblog.com/2013/01/oh-what-a-flood/
The money that could otherwise be used to improve infrastructure and provide basic city services will be going to a billionaire real estate developer from New Jersey for his new football stadium.
Erik / IrelandGuy ... have either of you even read the article. The disruption did not occur due to outdated infrastructure. To the contrary, it resulted from a construction-related accident. Read before you comment.
You all do know how to read, right?
The article clearly states that this flood was the result of a construction contractor accidentally cutting a 36" water-main pipe; this has nothing to do with "crumbling infrastructure."
Some people are just negative and grumpy and will use any reason or event to air their complaints. Be sorry for them that they're so unhappy.
I would've liked to have seen the look on the construction worker's face when they broke through the main.
If this water were to be 'up to firefighters chests' in my home's basement because of a water main break, would this be covered by homeowners or would flood ins be required?
Actually, in a "modern" water infrastructure, in a "modern" downtown area,the 36" main would 1. be deeper 2. be made with a less penetrable and most likely double walled material 3. Have auto shutoff system to stop flooding before it occurred. I guess if the rest of you, if you read something on Strib.com, you must think it is true. Don't ask questions...just follow...
So, Biffy, what are you saying? That it didn't happen? Or are you trying to show how much you know? Like ALL major cities, there are going to be portions of the infrastructure that could benefit form an upgrade. Not sure what point you're trying to make.
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