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Warren addresses issues with water infrastructure

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WARREN, Ohio - Out of sight, out of mind. That seems to be the case for water infrastructure across the country.

On Wednesday, the city of Warren joined municipalities across the country in approving a resolution that supports a bill that is currently in committee in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Warren averages approximately 100 water main breaks per year with pipes dating back to 1910.

"What we'd like to be able to do is to address the root of the problem which seems to be the pipes that are under the ground. So therefore, when we do get, whether it be Issue 2 money or CDBG money that we use to resurface our roads, those roads will have better, longer-lasting life," said Warren Councilman Eddie Colbert.

"We have been trying to get a national dialogue on creating a funding mechanism similar to the transportation bill that would allow the treasury to be like a bank and provide low cost, long term loans," said Tom Angelo, Director of Warren Waste Water.

According to Warren Water Director Bob Davis, it costs about $5,000-$7,000to repair one water main break.

 

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