I don't think the previous poster was lambasting the authority for the break. More like the politicians in the city and county whom let the infrastructure go so long without replacement/upgrades. Then when they realized that the existing infrastructure (like the Northeast Sewer Interceptor) was frail, and would cost millions to repair/upgrade.....they created the Authority. Funny how the creation of the Authority came after all the EPA fines. Now, the council and commissioners have plausible deniability with any issues like this.
The task before the CFPUA is monumental. Not only do they have to maintain the existing water/sewer infrastructure in one of the oldest cities in the United States, they also have to: keep up with new development, install infrastructure where the government failed to, and upgrade all their facilities to keep up with the increased volumes. All that will cost tons of dough, which would have meant the govt. would have to raise taxes or rates. So, the elected officials created the authority....now they can all say, "Those increases aren't our responsibility, ask the authority about that."
Don't worry though, there is still plenty to be asking our local politicians and their cronies about. This town needs an enema.
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