Turner Wants $25M from the State to Fix Aging Water Lines

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Turner wants the state to foot the bill.....

https://abc13.com/houston-water-lines-main-break-report-outage-city-council-meeting/12510774/

But last year they hiked the rates to pay for these issues. Where's that revenue going???

https://abc13.com/city-of-houston-water-bill-cost-and-sewage-increased-payment/10991927/
Ferris Wheel Allstar
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Funky Winkerbean
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The don't serve the interests of the city or it's people.
cryption
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And yet these idiots keep getting voted in. I was pretty frustrated all the bonds passed. Why give the city more money when they squander the money they have now
Ryan the Temp
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Fun fact: There are some water and sewer lines in Houston that have been in service for >100 years.
schmellba99
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Ryan the Temp said:

Fun fact: There are some water and sewer lines in Houston that have been in service for >100 years.
Not unusual with any major city. There are still lines in use in NY that are made of wood. As long as there isn't anything to fix on them, no need to replace them just because.
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That's why it's a fun fact and not an unusual one!

Mikeyshooter
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schmellba99 said:

Ryan the Temp said:

Fun fact: There are some water and sewer lines in Houston that have been in service for >100 years.
Not unusual with any major city. There are still lines in use in NY that are made of wood. As long as there isn't anything to fix on them, no need to replace them just because.

Wut? This is how we got into the situation we're in with the aging infrastructure and consent decree.
Ferris Wheel Allstar
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I guess no one has driven down Shepherd lately to see where all that tax money is going
schmellba99
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Mikeyshooter said:

schmellba99 said:

Ryan the Temp said:

Fun fact: There are some water and sewer lines in Houston that have been in service for >100 years.
Not unusual with any major city. There are still lines in use in NY that are made of wood. As long as there isn't anything to fix on them, no need to replace them just because.

Wut? This is how we got into the situation we're in with the aging infrastructure and consent decree.
There is a difference between old infrastructure that is still perfectly functional, and aging infrastructure that is no longer functional or at the end of the design lifespan.

Just because something is old does not automatically mean it is no longer useful or viable.
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there is a water line break on gray street in midtown that has been flowing nonstop for almost two months now. supposedly they are fixing it this week.
Ryan the Temp
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TexAgs really needs a board for the discussion of national politics.
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Ryan the Temp said:

TexAgs really needs a board for the discussion of national politics.
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Let's go, Brandon!
OnlyForNow
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And this is the reason when pressure drops you have to boil water for 2 days. INTRUSION
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Should I assume his nephew fixes water lines?
Martin Q. Blank
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What does $25 million get us? 10 feet of one pipe?
evestor1
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25 million gets you a very poorly ran plastic pipe.
Project Gemini
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Or lots of highly compensated pipe smoking interns
htxag09
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At this point, I'd be surprised if the city didn't backtrack and ask for more money or not deliver when bonds are passed......
David Happymountain
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Let's be real here.

Slobbin' Sly want money to throw to his buddies in order to get kickbacks and whatever other sexual favors he can garner on the state's dime.
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htxag09 said:

At this point, I'd be surprised if the city didn't backtrack and ask for more money or not deliver when bonds are passed......
You remember when Renew Houston was supposed to fix all the flooding and potholes?

And then Build Houston Forward?

And then the new one that was passed in this election cycle?

They're all directed at the same problem that still hasn't been touched over 10 years later.
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Martin Q. Blank said:

What does $25 million get us? 10 feet of one pipe?
Used to it would be about 20 miles, give or take of 36" diameter in an open field with no obstructions and DI pipe.

Today...less than half of that.

In a city where you have absolutely zero clue what is underground? Not a whole lot.
Ciboag96
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Democrats run Houston

HTH
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