July 27, 2007

(Guest Blogged by Julia Rosen)

Our infrastructure is aging across the country, case in point the explosion in New York the other week. In Los Angeles, the workers at the Department and Water and Power have been warning for years that the DWP is just not prepared to respond to a heat wave, let alone a major disaster like a heat wave. They have no idea where the weak points in the system are, and equipment is decades past life expectancy. The DWP is vastly undermanned and it is putting the power supply and safe drinking water for millions at risk.

The workers have produced a video to draw public attention to the issue before it is too late. As one worker so bluntly puts it: "The infrastructure is on it's last legs. It is ready to take a dump."

The time to fix it is now, before the next disaster strikes. Watch the video and pass it along.

Go here for more information.

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