The water treatment plant is as old as the 1800s. Even if it's undergone renovations and expansions through the years, some of the pipes are old and, believe it or not, some of the pipes underground were not in the original drawings, since engineering then was not as accurate or detailed as it is now.
This stuff has nothing to do with politicians or the CFPUA. In fact, the Sweeney expansion project was approved and funded well before the CFPUA came to be.
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