Regional Business and Economics Newspaper

September 2005



Pipe dreams

The district is awash in expensive projects to bring water to sparsely populated areas. Are they worth it?


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Water Infrastructure

  • The path not taken
    Big pipelines aren’t the only solution to rural water problems
  • Paying the piper
    Somebody has to pony up billions of dollars to upgrade drinking water and sewer systems throughout the district.
  • Tapping into savings
    No-build approaches and alternative technologies can reduce the cost of water upgrades in small towns.
 

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