‘Fix The Pipes!’ Coalition Asking for Water Infrastructure Funding in MN
THE CITY OF DETROIT LAKES IS HOPING TO REPLACE A LIFT STATION IF THE BONDING BILL PASSES.
A failing water infrastructure system has leaders across Minnesota begging the legislature to address a problem that they say has been ignored for too long.
“We have seen cities that are at their wits end in terms of keeping their sewage treatment plants together,” said Senator David M. Senjem.
Those leaders formed an organization to help fight for funding in the bonding bill, they call it Fix The Pipes.
According to the group, $300 million is what the state would need to approve in this latest Bonding Bill in order to solve issues like pipes that leach toxic chemicals into drinking water, aging water treatment facilities, and faulty storm water infrastructure that could cause flooding.
“A lot of this stuff was built in the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. Its wore out, and it needs a lot of help,” said Senator Senjem.