Minnesota Public Radio: Small towns face a ‘crisis’ of aging water, sewer pipes

EXCERPT: “Aging underground infrastructure problems are widespread in greater Minnesota. Water and sewer pipes are reaching the end of their expected life spans in many places, and there’s not enough state or federal funding to meet the needs — especially for small cities. ‘I think we are on the verge of what could be a crisis,’ said Elizabeth Wefel, a lobbyist for the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities. ‘When you start seeing all of these facilities across the state starting to hit a certain age and the funding isn’t keeping up to help rehabilitate or build new, we are going to be facing a crisis.'” FULLSTORY: http://bit.ly/2AAYKuZ