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By Tim J (anonymous) | Posted July 14, 2009 at 23:00:09

Good article. The financing argument is a good one that is often overlooked. Professor Harry Kitchen from Trent University has researched and published many reports on this topic as well.

For example, the City of Hamilton estimates that each year at least 2% of its water and wastewater pipes must be replaced or upgraded in order to maintain a reasonable level of service. For some time now Hamilton has been averaging 1.1% replacement/updrade rate. This pattern is similar for other types of infrastructure. To balance the current budget, the cost is passed to future generations to deal with.

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