Boston's main water supply is gone, for a little while, at least. Which tells me that our infrastructure, some of it very old, is beginning to break down. Instead of bailing out banksters, why doesn't our government use stimulus money to upgrade infrastructure? It will not only modernize some things that really need modernizing, but would create jobs too. Let the banksters deal with their own mess, that they created. They don't need to be on the government welfare tit.Nearly 2 million residents of Greater Boston lost their supply of clean drinking water when a huge pipe abruptly burst yesterday, prompting authorities to declare a state of emergency and to impose a sweeping order for homeowners and businesses to boil the untreated water now flowing from their taps.
Governor Deval Patrick said residents in Boston and 29 other communities east of Weston should boil water for at least a minute before drinking it to avoid the risk of getting sick. He also asked bottled water companies and the National Guard to help make clean water available to residents in the affected communities.
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