Two old, crumbling water lines under Second Street, near its intersection with Amulet, burst sometime before lunch on July 25, along with another water line in front of Chateau St. Denis. A pipe also burst under Amulet back on May 30.
It feels like the City Council meeting July 24 was foreshadowing this exact kind of problem. While the Council said it sympathizes with residents on fixed incomes, an increase in the City’s water and sewer rates is necessary to repair an infrastructure dating back to the 50s and 60s. A lot of the City’s distribution issues can be attributed to the old age of the infrastructure. Patching just isn’t going to cut it anymore and something needs to be done before the problem worsens.