President Obama would like to stimulate the economy by investing serious amounts of money into infrastructure projects. If he’s looking for a top-priority public works project that needs a lot of attention (and cash)… here’s one he can’t fail to consider: New York City’s aging water system.
Please. It needs help. Badly. There are aging reservoir dams that could cause catastrophic property damage and even loss of life, and conduits that are leaking millions of gallons of water a day. Millions of people depend on this system for their water, and thousands more further Upstate are affected as well. This New York Times article from last year talks about even more of the problems faced by the system.