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On this cold wintery Nor’Eastery night…

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So while I wait for the snow to calm down (I imagine around 1AM) in order to shovel I am left pondering my previous blog ( Read it here ) about over complexity and recurring failures in our infrastructure. Right now the Philadelphia area is slated to get about 9 or 10 inches of snow. Not just the light snow that I was shoveling during the last storm, but hard and dense moist snow. This is the kind of stuff that freezes wires and pipes in their place and causes power outages, water/sewer main bursts, and worst of all: critical shortages of needed items (think of the milk runs and gas runs). This article is going to be pretty short as I don’t want to alarm you into a Chicken Little scenario. I’d rather you see what is happening to your cities and towns and make preparations in accordance to the threat level you perceive from the product of failing to reinvest in infrastructure.

All I can tell you is that this snow storm will probably include more gas, water, sewer, and power failures from the failure to plan accordingly. I can not find via the internet the statistics relating to the number of failures per year on the utilities, but I do see a LOT of articles about individual failings, floods, damages and deaths within the city concerning these failings. It is a telling reminder of just how far our city and its public utilities will go through, to keep the public uninformed.

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Written by Josecito

January 26, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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