“You must understand that seeing is believing; but also know that believing is seeing”
In all my years working in the Water and Sewer business …. NOTHING…. was better at making a point… more than…. the junk I had rolling around in the back of my work truck.
That’s right ….
Take for instance, that old rusty piece of water-main–sporting a hole the size of a silver dollar. Always an EXCELLENT show and tell piece to have around whilst explaining to homeowners why their water service will be interrupted for the next 4-8 hours while you make an emergency repair.
That clunky 30 year old water meter I use for side by side comparisons against the new fangled water meters of today–no comparison really.
Stay with me here ….
Now, if you will …. imagine taking a rotten piece of 60 year old water-main onto the floor of the House of Representatives to illustrate why funding is so badly needed for our aging water and sewer infrastructure. Think it would work?
Well, I got news for you … that’s exactly what Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) did on Wednesday night, March 10!
Ted J. Rulseh sums up the event nicely in a blog piece entitled: “That pipe isn’t going to clean itself.”
We also managed to find the actual video footage!
Let’s see how it went:
Seeing the unseen …. making what is invisible …. visible.
This is the challenge of Infrastructure.
Andrew J. Sullivan