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Posts Tagged ‘aging infrastructure

26 Feb, 2009

Watermain Breaks: Causes, Places, and Twitter

Posted by: Skylar In: water

One of my newest rss feeds is a twitter search for the term “watermain”.  Originally I had high hopes for this search.  I expected tips in design, some current infrastructure project updates, and all that fun stuff.  What I got was a continual update on watermain breaks throughout twitter’s domain.  “No water. Main broke on [...]

28 Jan, 2009

ASCE Infrastructure Report Card ’09

Posted by: Skylar In: Uncategorized

Today the American Society of Civil Engineers revealed their 2009 report card for America’s infrastructure.  The report card provides an overall grade of D, and ASCE estimates that $2.2 trillion over 5 years will be required to fund all the repairs and upgrades needed. For an additional synopsis, check out this post at the official [...]

16 Dec, 2008

Canada’s Aging Infrastructure

Posted by: Skylar In: news

A recent article in the Victoria times shows that people are considering infrastructure investments as a viable option for stimulating the residing economy.  The article points to the Conservative’s “Building Canada Plan”, which touts $33 billion in infrastructure spending throughout the next seven years. Yet some people don’t think it’s enough.  According to the article: [...]

13 Aug, 2008

Infrastructure Risks in Saskatoon

Posted by: Skylar In: news

The StarPhoenix has posted a news article discussing the replacement of a sewage pumping station in the city of Saskatoon. According to the article, if the pumping station fails, houses may experience sewer backups, or worse (in my opinion) – raw sewage could spill into the South Saskatchewan River. The lift station west of Idylwyld [...]


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