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Series Of Waterline Breaks Point Of Frustration For City

July 8th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Mayor and City Council has footed the bill for emergency repairs involving  a water main break on Davidson Street- this time costing almost $70,000. It was just the latest in a series of problems that have occurred in that general area with water line breaks causing extensive damage Davidson and the adjacent streets. It has become a point of frustration for city officials who have already contracted with a consultant to get answers- and to date there have been none. City Administrator Jeff Rhodes…


One Response to “Series Of Waterline Breaks Point Of Frustration For City”

  1. July 08, 2013 at 8:30 am, Hopeful said:

    We are having costly water line breaks because that is what happens when we worry more about low taxes for the very wealthy than maintaining (or improving) our infastructure. A stitch in time really does save nine. In the long run it doesn’t save anyone money to allow our infastructure to crumble around us. Unfortunately, cutting taxes has become such a mantra in DC, and locally, that the many benefits that come from infrastructure investment, including good jobs, are, at least nationally, unattainable. Locally, however, we could save the consultant fees on this project and instead develop a plan to assess and upgrade all of our infrastrure? Focusing on cutting taxes when the needs of our community are so great isn”t moving us forward. Putting bandaids on our water lines isn’t either.


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