Crack Pipe Epidemic
Betcha never knew that the U.S.’s system of water and sewage pipes and treatment plants is decaying and little money has been set aside to repair it. A-ha! Well, listen up. A report by the U.S. EPA concludes that the country will face a $23 billion shortfall each year for infrastructure needs by 2020. Ken Kirk, who heads the Association of Metropolitan Sewage Authorities, predicts, “Systems will break down, pipes will crack, there will be overflows of sewage.” Experts recommend spending now to fix the situation, rather than waiting for problems to grow worse.