ITWASSOOTED: America's Crumbling and Aging Infrastructure

Friday, September 30, 2005

America's Crumbling and Aging Infrastructure

What in Sam fookun hell have our government leaders been doing with our tax dollars if not upgrading our country? If not protecting our country? If not looking after the poor and elderly and frail in our country? Tell me what in the name of Nero has been going on 'round here? You telling me at the expense of upgrading our infrastructure we had to beat back commies? We had to attempt to beat back the Muslim hordes? You telling me we had to build a "star wars" defense shield that probably wont work against a "box cutter"? Good gawd damn every day its another batch of we been had ..........

Mayors' Water Survey Cites Catastrophic Events and Severe Water Shortage in 20 Years; Mayors Say More Attention, Resources Needed to Rebuild; America's Crumbling and Aging Infrastructure

9/30/2005 5:14:00 PM

To: National Desk, Environment Reporter

Contact: Rhonda Spears Bell, 301-651-2126 or; Elena Temple, 202-309-4906 or

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Sept. 30 /U.S. Newswire/ -- On the heels of two devastating hurricanes, The U.S. Conference of Mayors, led by Conference President and Long Beach, California Mayor Beverly O'Neill, along with Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez, Chair of the Conference of Mayors Urban Water Council, released the findings of a National Urban Water Resources Survey today during a press conference in Albuquerque.

The survey of 414 cities, which was conducted prior to the recent hurricanes, sounds the alarm on "everyday" infrastructure problems as well as catastrophic events.

The survey outlines the Mayors' "Top 10" list of water concerns, which include:

1) Aging Water Infrastructure

2) Water Infrastructure Security

3) Water Supply Availability

4) Unfunded Federal Mandates

5) Water Quality of Rivers

6) Flooding

7) Emergency Planning, Storms and Hurricanes

8) Drought Management

9) Regional Conflict over Water Use

10) Water Rights
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