Infrastructure: Investing in the Future
When comparing our infrastructure to competing nations such as South Korea, Germany and Spain, over the past decade, the United States has fallen measurably in ranking. It is sad to note that our ranking has dropped to 25th worldwide.
The current drought has exposed what little foresight current and past politicians have had, and their failure to invest in our district’s infrastructure. Roads and bridges are deteriorating, and we don’t have the necessary framework in place for water demands in dry years. This can no longer be ignored or tolerated.
Conservation is one of many efforts, but increasing fees and fining taxpayers are punishments, not remedies. It is imperative that we prioritize investing in our future by modernizing our infrastructure like increasing capacity for current reservoirs, creating more water treatment facilities, and removing barriers for new technologies like desalination.