When Lincolnites talk about Lincoln’s “infrastructure” problems, much of the focus tends to be on roads. Roads are, after all, a particularly visible and tangible component of Lincoln’s infrastructure system. But there are other pieces as well, including power distribution, sewers, and water lines. The latter needs $133 million in work over the next 25 years, according to one estimate.
Does that number surprise you? It probably shouldn’t. We haven’t exactly been throwing cash at our water lines.
Look for various water-related fees to increase—perhaps markedly—later this year. And, of course, look for the ensuing public discussion to get heated. Start educating yourself now on the topic so you can respond with knowledge rather than a knee-jerk.