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Tue Feb 23, 2021, 05:37 AM

MLGW rate hike to rebuild its infrastructure is in the works for the repairs from extreme weather

https://www.localmemphis.com/mobile/article/news/local/mlgw-rate-hike-to-rebuild-its-infrastructure-is-in-the-works-for-the-repairs-from-extreme-weather/522-27cb88e6-a508-43b9-abdd-f57483636549

MLGW crews are working around the clock to fix dozens of water main breaks.

MEMPHIS, Tenn Everyone agrees MLGW's infrastructure needs to be updated and has needed to for decades. They're not surprised that this unprecedented deep freeze is testing the system.

A 3% rate hike that was passed to help that rebuilding was only in its early stages when last week's weather hit. Memphis city councilmember JB Smiley Jr. said MLGW is just one year into a five-year infrastructure improvement plan.

More at link. This article underscores the difference between Democratic and qpuke plans of action & their respective responses to community concerns.

The vast majority of people in Shelby County, TN, where Memphis is located, are under a water boil advisory due to low water pressure & the potential for contamination. Many people currently have no water service due to broken pipes & plumbers being overwhelmed with repairs.

Stores are all sold out of drinking water -- have been for days.

In addition to planning ahead for infrastructure upgrades, none of the Dem leaders in Memphis are attempting to raise water rates 10,000% because of the current shortage. Looking directly at you, greedy TX repukes!

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