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The Simple Things
April 23, 2009 - Joe Gorman
It's not sexy like crime or a scandal, but a conference call I participated in Wednesday on legislation to help cash strapped communities pay for sewer improvements is more ranging, and thus, affects more people and is more important.
Mention sewers and people give you funny looks, yet that is what drives development, witness Liberty Township Administrator Pat Ungaro's quest to lay sewer and water lines in just about every part of the township that doesn't already have them.
It's also an important health and safety issue, but they are costly, especially for smaller communities.
I had to remind myself of that as I had to sit and clinch my phone while I listened to our two United States senators rattle on about the importance of sewers and helping communities pay for them. When it's a subject under the radar, politicians can actually make sense for a change.
Some stories grab you because of their visual affect, but have no impact on you personally. Until you need them. And that's what this sewer story was.
Maybe for my next post, I'll write about zoning.
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